AUSTIN, Texas–(October 9, 2014)–Compass Learning, a leader in learning acceleration, has earned two Education Software Review (EDDIE) Awards for its newly-released learning acceleration software™. Selected from submissions worldwide, Pathblazer™ was honored as the top Reading/Math Intervention solution for Upper Elementary, and Hybridge™ won the best Reading/Math solution for Middle School.

“Our new suite of instructional software was built to help educators tackle some of today’s biggest education challenges and ensure students achieve record academic results,” said Eileen Shihadeh, Vice President at Compass Learning. “It’s an honor to be recognized for the work that we’re doing to enhance curriculum, improve teacher and student productivity, and ultimately help drive success in the classroom and beyond.”

Pathblazer™ learning acceleration software™ is a new intervention solution from Compass Learning that allows students to build a strong foundation of literacy skills and core math concepts that they may be missing. It also gives teachers the tools they need to accelerate struggling elementary and middle school students up to grade-level proficiency. Pathblazer adaptive screeners determine a student’s highest functional performance level, while diagnostic assessments pinpoint skill and concept gaps. As a result, an individualized acceleration plan is generated for each student. The software automatically prescribes a personalized learning path filled with rich, fun, and exciting instructional content. These learning materials motivate while filling in the gaps so that students aren’t just catching up, but meeting the mark.

Hybridge™ learning acceleration software™ is a new blended learning solution from Compass Learning that allows educators to more easily create a balance of digital and face-to-face instruction for K-8 ELA and math classrooms. The software includes fun and rigorous content, real-time progress monitoring, and robust reporting tools. In addition, nationally normed assessment results are translated into personalized learning paths. Blending offline and online instruction is easy from the start since Hybridge aligns with leading basal textbooks.

Pathblazer and Hybridge are fully integrated with assessments including NWEA™ MAP®, Scantron™ Performance Series®, and Renaissance® STAR assessments. Both are also aligned with state and Common Core standards, and reporting tools make data actionable and facilitate instructional adjustments. Both software solutions can be accessed online—anytime, anywhere—from desktop, laptop, or a mobile device so that students are able to work both at school and at home.

The EDDIE Awards, in its 19th year and sponsored by ComputEd Gazette, honor innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity. Products are selected from worldwide submissions based on criteria such as academic content, potential for broad classroom use, technical merit, subject approach, and management system, and providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.

For more information on the new suite of learning acceleration software™, visit

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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