CompassLearning Wins 2009 BESSIE Awards for Math Intervention and High School Solutions

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CompassLearning, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions, announced today it has received two Best Educational Software (BESSIE) awards for its Odyssey Math 5-6 solution and its Odyssey High School solution.

We are proud to be recognized by such a well-respected organization for our work in both of these areas.

CompassLearning, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions, announced today it has received two Best Educational Software (BESSIE) awards from the ComputED Learning Center. The company was recognized for its Odyssey Math 5-6 solution in the middle school mathematics intervention category. In the high school remedial multi-subject category, its Odyssey High School solution was a winner. The BESSIE awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers from around the world.

"Educators around the country are looking for sustainable solutions for math intervention and high school credit-recovery," said CompassLearning President Eric Loeffel. "We are proud to be recognized by such a well-respected organization for our work in both of these areas."

Odyssey Math Helps Build Foundation Skills For Struggling Students
Research from the National Mathematics Advisory Panel indicates that students must master essential components within the elementary mathematics curriculum in order to succeed in algebra. Odyssey Math 5-6 works within the Response to Intervention (RtI) process by supporting students at all levels. Odyssey helps educators identify students who are struggling with academic concepts and delivers personalized support for each one. The electronic diagnostic assessment in Odyssey targets the skills that each student lacks, and the management system then creates an individualized learning path for that student.

Odyssey High School Gives Students Flexible Credit and Grade Recovery Options
Each year, 1.23 million students drop out of school. Odyssey High School was designed to help districts improve graduation rates by supporting secondary mainstream, credit-recovery, and intervention students with engaging instructional activities and flexible online study. Odyssey High School's rigorous content includes personalized learning paths, dynamic visuals, targeted scripts, master instructors and an entertaining cast of characters that keep students motivated. This ensures a level of student engagement that is unprecedented in any other high school software.

For more information about CompassLearning solutions visit http://www.compasslearning.com.

About CompassLearning
CompassLearning, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions, has been helping students excel for 40 years. To help students achieve success, CompassLearning products support differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and response to intervention. The company's flagship product, Odyssey, is based on current and confirmed educational research and developed in a learning studio of highly qualified curriculum experts working alongside talented animators, script writers, and engineers. From the struggling learner to the student needing a challenge, Odyssey is designed to engage, educate, and inspire. For more information about CompassLearning, visit http://www.compasslearning.com.

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