CompassLearning Partners with Middlebury Interactive Languages to Offer World Languages as Part of its Comprehensive Digital Curriculum Solution

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CompassLearning®, a national leader in personalized curriculum for grades K-12, today announced a partnership with Middlebury™ Interactive Languages (MIL), the premier academic leader in world language learning, to offer MIL's award-winning Powerspeak12 world language online learning courses. The partnership expands CompassLearning's offering, and includes more than 30 online courses in Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Latin for grades 3-12. This partnership results in the market's broadest set of online language courses currently bundled with a comprehensive suite of K-12 digital curricula. The offering streamlines the procurement and implementation of online instructional content for schools and districts, which now can purchase a K-12 comprehensive digital curriculum and world languages from a single provider.

CompassLearning is a proven leader in personalized digital curricula and we are excited to be adding our world language courses to Compass's offerings

CompassLearning®, a national leader in personalized curriculum for grades K-12, today announced a partnership with Middlebury™ Interactive Languages (MIL), the premier academic leader in world language learning, to offer MIL's award-winning Powerspeak12 world language online learning courses. The partnership expands CompassLearning's offering, and includes more than 30 online courses in Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Latin for grades 3-12. This partnership results in the market's broadest set of online language courses currently bundled with a comprehensive suite of K-12 digital curricula. The offering streamlines the procurement and implementation of online instructional content for schools and districts, which now can purchase a K-12 comprehensive digital curriculum and world languages from a single provider.

CompassLearning's course structure and design complement Powerspeak12's module format, including interactive technology and multiple learning modalities that address individual learning styles and needs. Language lessons include vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, listening, speaking and culture. The accredited Powerspeak12 coursework is aligned with the national standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and each course's 180 hours of instruction coincides with an academic school year. Students can choose to use Powerspeak12 as an independent, self-paced course, in school with classroom teacher support, or virtually with an online, Powerspeak12-certified virtual language instructor.

"CompassLearning is a proven leader in personalized digital curricula and we are excited to be adding our world language courses to Compass's offerings," stated David Benoit, Chief Executive Officer, Middlebury Interactive Languages. "By partnering with CompassLearning, we are able to increase student access to critical world languages -- that not only helps improve academic achievement, but delivers a necessary life skill for today's global marketplace."

"Powerspeak12 tailors language acquisition to students' different learning styles, which closely aligns with how we personalize learning with our Odyssey curriculum," said John Costilla, executive director, partner initiatives at CompassLearning. "This partnership helps CompassLearning maintain its focus on individualized learning for each student and benefits schools and districts by enabling them to meet the needs of all learners with the most rigorous and engaging series of online academic courses currently available on the market today."

About Middlebury Interactive Languages
Middlebury Interactive Languages is the premier academic leader in world language instruction for K-12 students as part of 21st Century readiness. All working within rigorous academic teaching methods and ACTFL standards, MIL's product suite includes Powerspeak12, accredited world language online courses for grades 3-12; MiddWorld Online, a new virtual academy for high school students offering the most immersive product in the market today; Middlebury-Monterey Language Academy, a full-immersion residency program on college campuses, Avant STAMP assessment and Professional Development.

About CompassLearning
CompassLearning, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions, helps students achieve success through differentiated instruction, formative assessment and response to intervention. CompassLearning offers a portfolio of products, including Odyssey, a complete suite of K-12 digital curriculum that engages, educates and inspires thousands of students everyday. In 2010, CompassLearning acquired Renzulli Learning, a leader in practical classroom differentiation and high levels of student engagement. For more information about CompassLearning, visit http://www.compasslearning.com.

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Kerry Nelson
CompassLearning
512-481-3843
knelson(at)compasslearning(dot)com

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Sue Hanson
PR with Panaché
763-657-0987
sue(at)susanhanson(dot)com

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