|[June 27, 2014]
Compass Learning Takes K-12 Education in New Directions with Reimagined Intervention, Blended Learning & Credit Recovery Tools
AUSTIN --(Business Wire)--
Building on more than 40 years of innovation in developing instructional
software that enables students to succeed, Compass (News - Alert) 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.
is aligned to leading basal textbooks to help teachers ease into a
blended learning environment and comfortably transition toa 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.
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
"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
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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