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Compass Learning Takes K-12 Education in New Directions with Reimagined Intervention, Blended Learning & Credit Recovery Tools

Building on more than 40 years of innovation in developing instructional software that enables students to succeed, Compass Learning® is launching a new suite of solutions to help teachers tackle today’s biggest education challenges. The new offerings focus on blended learning, intervention and credit recovery, and help educators truly personalize learning to meet students’ individual learning needs.

“We conducted interviews and surveys with more than 1,000 educators to get at the heart of what they need,” said Eileen Shihadeh, vice president at Compass Learning. “And what they need are tools that address specific classroom challenges, are very easy to use, and are also fun and engaging for the students.”

The new Compass Learning suite of learning acceleration software™ includes the following.

  • Pathblazer™ - reading and math intervention for elementary and middle school students.
    Pathblazer not only pinpoints specific areas of student need, it eliminates guesswork common to other intervention products by prescribing a highly specific learning path and individualized learning acceleration plan™ to bring struggling students back up to grade level proficiency.
  • Hybridge™ - blended learning for elementary and middle school.
    Hybridge is aligned to leading basal textbooks to help teachers ease into a blended learning environment and comfortably transition to a balance of digital and face-to-face instruction. The fun, rigorous content and differentiated instruction engages students and empowers educators with real-time progress monitoring and robust reporting.
  • Gradbound™ – credit recovery for high school.
    Gradbound increases graduation rates by enabling students to recover the credits they need to graduate. Whether recovering an entire course or part of a course, students can access the necessary tools and resources to fulfill course requirements at their own pace, anytime, anywhere.

Each of the new solutions includes implementation training that covers not only set up and use of the program, but also modifying instructional and classroom management practices. Compass Learning also provides leadership a session on effective change management.

Simultaneous to the release of the new software offerings, Compass Learning is also launching new professional development offerings including its Leveraging Data course, which will guide educators on examining data more closely, learning when and how to look at and use data, and developing a culture of using data to guide instruction.

Pathblazer and Hybridge will be ready for district implementation at the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Gradbound will be released in Spring 2015.

“We’re excited about the trajectory for Compass Learning and more importantly, for the educators and students we serve,” said Eric Loeffel, CEO of Compass Learning. “Our commitment to relentlessly pursue innovation that will help drive education forward has never been stronger.”

More than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers in 10,000 schools nationwide rely on Compass Learning for personalized learning solutions. For more information on Compass Learning, visit: www.compasslearning.com

About Compass Learning®

Known for its academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results, one learner at a time. Its K-12 learning acceleration software combines a rigorous instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress. Supported by innovative professional development, Compass Learning is a comprehensive answer for educators who want to inspire students on the path to success. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Compass Learning serves more than 10,000 schools across the United States.

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