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Edgenuity acquires Compass Learning

August 2nd, 2016

The move will help the company better meet the need for personalized learning, Edgenuity said

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In a major move, online and blended learning solutions provider Edgenuity has acquired education software company Compass Learning, creating a suite of digital curriculum products.

The acquisition that will expand Edgenuity’s reach across the entire K-12 educational spectrum – empowering schools to achieve their academic goals and improve outcomes for all students.

“Quality education must start from day one and now is the right time for a provider that can span each critical stage of learning, from elementary to the middle grades to high school, and deliver improved student outcomes across the board,” said Sari Factor, CEO of Edgenuity. “Edgenuity is the leader in courseware for grades 6-12 and Compass Learning has enjoyed a long history in the market for intervention and skills instruction in K-8 math, reading and language arts. Together, we will address schools’ most critical needs across the K-12 spectrum.”

Compass Learning gives Edgenuity a full K-12 math and English language arts curriculum product line, enabling Edgenuity to more effectively meet the growing demand of school leaders and teachers for personalized, targeted learning at all grade levels. The combination reinforces both companies’ acclaimed rigor and commitment to delivering high-quality online content and courses aligned to state standards.

Compass Learning, based in Austin, Texas, offers software for blended learning, intervention and inquiry-based personalized learning. Compass Learning products help pinpoint and close skill and concept gaps and move students forward academically with explicit instruction, supported practice, independent practice and ongoing formative assessment.

“The ed-tech industry is rapidly growing and evolving – with an increasing need for data to drive personalized instruction and support blended learning in the classroom,” continued Factor. “Schools need a provider to help them implement effective strategies to integrate online curriculum. Both Edgenuity and Compass Learning have established strong reputations for delivering engaging, research-based solutions that propel learning. Together, we are well-equipped to realize our mission of helping all students achieve academic success.”

Edgenuity’s headquarters will remain in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the company will maintain an office in Austin, Texas. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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