CompassLearning Odyssey High School Wins 2008 EDDIE Award

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ComputED Gazette out of San Diego, CA named CompassLearning® Odyssey High School a winner in the 13th Annual Education Software Review Awards, also known as the EDDIEs.

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Odyssey High School was developed to address that need, and we are proud that this accomplishment has been recognized by such a well-respected organization.

ComputED Gazette out of San Diego, CA named CompassLearning® Odyssey High School a winner in the 13th Annual Education Software Review Awards, also known as the EDDIEs. The company was specifically cited in the category of Remedial Multi-Subject Website, an area that addresses the needs of struggling learners and credit recovery.

“We saw a need in the market for a high school solution that was both highly engaging and academically rigorous,” said CompassLearning President Eric Loeffel. “Odyssey High School was developed to address that need, and we are proud that this accomplishment has been recognized by such a well-respected organization.”

Recognizing each student’s unique learning style, CompassLearning uses current and confirmed research to address the individual needs of mainstream and advanced students as well as those requiring intervention. Odyssey® ensures student success by assessing student needs, prescribing customized curriculum, and reporting on student progress. Odyssey High School’s rigorous content includes a combination of video lectures and animated flash activities. What sets Odyssey apart are its personalized pathways, 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.

In developing its K—12 products, CompassLearning uses a unique and collaborative process that begins in the company’s Austin, TX-based “Learning Studio”. There, subject-matter experts and in-house curriculum developers partner with teams of comedy and scripts writers, flash designers, animators, and engineers who work together to bring educational lessons to life. This melding of expertise and collaboration with educators and schools has taken educational technology to a new level and is helping to increase student success.

About CompassLearning
CompassLearning, the leading provider of K–12 education software, has helped students excel for more than 35 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. From the struggling learner to the student needing a challenge, Odyssey is designed to engage, educate, and inspire all students. For more information about CompassLearning, visit http://www.compasslearning.com.

About the 13th Annual Education Software Review Awards
Presented by ComputED Learning Center, the EDDIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence--including augmenting the classroom curriculum and improving teacher productivity. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.

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