AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Compass Learning, a leading provider of K-12 personalized learning solutions, announced the 2013 summer version of CompassLearning Odyssey®. The latest version of the company’s award-winning, flagship product includes enhanced alignment with Common Core State Standards, as well as alignment with updated NWEA MAP assessments. In addition, the new version expands options for interoperability with other learning management systems to create more opportunities for teachers to deliver CompassLearning Odyssey’s rigorous and engaging, standards-aligned content to students.
The latest enhancements to CompassLearning Odyssey include:
- Enhanced Alignment for Common Core State Standards and State Standards – The Summer 2013 version of CompassLearning Odyssey offers more than 100 content and correlation enhancements in support of multiple changes to state-level standards and that deepen alignment to Common Core State Standards. The enhancements include Authentic Task activities, videos and associated quizzes for Math, Reading/Language Arts, and Biology.
- NWEA MAP Enhancements – Working closely with NWEA, Compass Learning has created new alignments that reflect the changes made to NWEA MAP during the summer. The integration between Odyssey and NWEA MAP provides educators with instant, accurate data to identify areas where each student needs work and where he or she excels. Odyssey automatically generates learning paths based on MAP scores that are aligned to Common Core State Standards and State Standards. Ongoing formative data and additional activities in the Odyssey learning path or “playlist” make certain students progress throughout the year.
- Integration with Other Learning Management Systems – CompassLearning Odyssey has been certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium as a Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) v1.1 compliant product, enabling integration with LTI compliant learning management systems. This integration allows teachers to more efficiently and effectively deliver Odyssey’s rigorous and engaging content when and how students need it to meet their personal learning needs.
- Improved Online Help and Support – Odyssey Summer 2013 comes with a newly structured and updated online user Help Library. The user help includes a Teacher’s Guide, Administrator’s Guide, and Reporting Guide. Updates also include a section containing quick tips that explain how to perform common tasks, such as registering a student or creating an assignment. A new Help Library makes it easier to find help by navigating through sections or by using the search function.
- Continued Emphasis on Rigor and Quality – The latest version of Odyssey continues its legacy of providing rigorous and high quality content based on more than four decades of research on how students think, learn, and engage. Odyssey provides teachers with award-winning curriculum and content, proven to help students reach their potential for academic success and personal growth.
For more information on CompassLearning Odyssey visit: www.compasslearning.com/odyssey.
Compass Learning – The Leader in Personalized Learning
CompassLearning® provides K-12 educational software that empowers teachers to unlock every student’s potential for academic success and personal growth. Compass Learning takes a student-centered approach to personalized learning by providing comprehensive solutions that address the needs of every student and student-type to support and create learning environments that reach, engage and inspire students to succeed. Teachers and administrators can more efficiently and effectively manage and measure progress, freeing time to focus on delivering academic results. Compass Learning has more than a decade of leadership delivering high-quality, rigorous digital content and curriculum that is aligned to State Standards, Common Core State Standards and flexible enough to support the unique teaching needs of every classroom. Both of the company’s software solutions, CompassLearning Odyssey® and Renzulli Learning®, deliver academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students think, learn and engage. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, CompassLearning serves more than 8,000 schools across the United States.