AUSTIN, TX – April 13, 2011 – CompassLearning®, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions for grades K–12, has been selected as a winner for the fifth consecutive year in the prestigious ComputED Gazette’s 17th Annual Best Education Software Awards (BESSIE) competition. This year, CompassLearning took top honors in the Best Multi-Subject Website category for CompassLearning Odyssey® High School.

The BESSIE Awards target innovative, content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. ComputED Learning Center, San Diego’s leading computer education resource, sponsors the award program. Winners are selected from titles submitted by software publishers from around the world.

CompassLearning Odyssey High School is an online learning solution that provides core high school subject-area courses, electives and AP® options for grade levels 9–12. Odyssey High School incorporates the latest in brain and instructional design research in an online program that personalizes the learning experience for each student and scaffolds all activities to support students as they work through instructional content. Courses are aligned to state standards and support mainstream, credit and grade recovery and intervention implementation models.

“Like all of our products, Odyssey High School helps teachers address each student’s need for engaging instructional content and personal attention,” said CompassLearning Chief Executive Officer Eric Loeffel. “ComputED’s continued recognition affirms that CompassLearning is leading the transformation of education in the U.S. by engaging learners and enhancing the effectiveness of K–12 educators.”

“We are very pleased to announce CompassLearning Odyssey High School as a winner in this year’s award program. Our organization provides the finest computer education services and product recommendations for students and educators and we believe that CompassLearning Odyssey High School has proven itself as a stand-out product,” said Marie Karr, editor, ComputED Gazette.

The full list of 2011 winners can be viewed at http://computedgazette.com/page3.html.

About CompassLearning
CompassLearning, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions, helps students achieve success through differentiated instruction, formative assessment and response to intervention. CompassLearning offers a portfolio of products, including Odyssey, a complete suite of K–12 digital curriculum that engages, educates and inspires thousands of students everyday. In 2010, CompassLearning acquired Renzulli Learning, a leader in practical classroom differentiation and high levels of student engagement. For more information about CompassLearning, visit www.compasslearning.com.

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