SmarterServices of Prattville, Alabama, is awarded the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award. Selected for their expansion to the Latin American Market in 2016, SmarterServices, a full spectrum, edtech assessment company, is now servicing students around the globe. Led by Alabama Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey and joined by other key officials, the award presentation ceremony commenced at 11:00 am CST, in the Old House Chamber and was followed by a luncheon in the Old Archives Room at the State Capitol.
Since 2002, SmarterServices has been an industry leader in higher education readiness assessments while empowering colleges and universities to use data in improving overall student success. They provide SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator, serving over 500 client schools across the U.S. and Canada. In mid-2015, SmarterServices began the process of researching global markets in which to launch the readiness assessment. Prepared with research and development provided to them by partners, MainLine Equity Partners, they chose to start in the Latin American Market (LAM) having exponential growth potential. Alan Manley, Director of Business Development-LAM, was excited to lead the expansion effort. Alan commented, “The Department of Commerce played a key role in our ability to travel to countries including Mexico, Chile, and Peru. Meeting potential clients face to face and spending time learning about their needs has given me the opportunity to fully understand the needs and culture of the Latin American student population.”
The SmarterMeasure assessment platform delivers the Learning Readiness Indicator and measures students’ non-cognitive attributes and goodness of fit to learn in a self-regulated environment. Schools use it in their orientation courses to help students understand their strengths and weaknesses as related to learning with technology and alternative learning delivery systems. In addition, administrators also have access to the rich student data provided in the robust engine that gives them identify at-risk students and connect students with the appropriate resources to overcome challenges.
Dr. Mac Adkins, company CEO and President, an educator at heart, built SmarterServices from the ground up with a dream of reaching students across the globe. Dr. Adkins commented, “It’s very rewarding to see a long-time dream become a reality. Knowing our services are making a difference in the lives of students is very rewarding. Being honored by the state of Alabama and receiving the Governor’s award gives me a great sense of pride and accomplishment.”Share This: