April 23, 2007, AUSTIN, TX–Odyssey Assessment Solution, a cutting-edge education software product by CompassLearning, Inc., has won a 2007 CODiE Award, the Software & Information Industry Association´s (SIIA) highly-regarded award for excellence in software design and development. CompassLearning is one of the nation´s leading providers of K-12 education software.

"We are thrilled that the Odyssey Assessment Solution won this prestigious award," said Eric Loeffel, president of CompassLearning. "Our Odyssey Assessment Solution is a ground-breaking tool for students and teachers alike, allowing for customized assignments and assessments, benchmark testing, targeted intervention and enrichment. We´re delighted that the CODiE Award judges have recognized the significance, value and quality of this product."

The award winners were named at the 22nd annual CODiE Awards gala, held on April 17 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, the culmination of the two-day SIIA annual conference. "I applaud CompassLearning for winning this year´s CODiE Award for Best Student Assessment Solution," said Ken Wasch, SIIA President. "The software and information industry continues to move at a dizzying pace, and being recognized by your peers for getting to and staying at the head of the pack in such a dynamic environment is a major accomplishment. It is one of the reasons why the CODiE Awards hold such a special place in our industry."

A record number of nominations were received for the 22nd annual CODiE Awards. The winners were selected from a pool of more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies. CompassLearning is also a previous winner of the CODiE Award for its Odyssey ELL software product.

About CompassLearning

CompassLearning is one of the nation´s leading providers of K-12 education software that helps educators teach and students learn more effectively. With more than 35 years of experience in the field of research-based education software, CompassLearning delivers standards-aligned curriculum, assessment and comprehensive data reporting products that reduce what CompassLearning calls "edu-stress," the stress associated with succeeding in today´s complex education environment. CompassLearning serves more than 11 million students in more than 20,000 schools nationwide. For more information about CompassLearning, visit www.compasslearning.com.

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