Edgenuity Expands Leadership in Online and Blended Learning with Acquisition of Compass Learning

Edgenuity Expands Leadership in Online and Blended Learning with Acquisition of Compass Learning

Edgenuity Now Empowers All Learners and Improves Student Outcomes from Kindergarten through High School

Scottsdale, AZ – August 1, 2016 – Edgenuity, a leader in online and blended learning solutions, today announced a major 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. Edgenuity has acquired education software provider Compass Learning, creating the market’s most powerful and comprehensive suite of digital curriculum products.

“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 will maintain an office in Austin, Texas. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and services with implementations in 8 of the top 10 school districts in the U.S.  Our rigorous, standards-aligned digital content is fully flexible for use in any online or blended learning model to support a personalized learning environment, from NCAA-approved virtual courses to honors and Advanced Placement offerings to test preparation, credit recovery, and intervention.  Edgenuity’s Blended Learning Services, Instructional Services and Professional Development offerings, as well as supplemental programs such as Edgenuity MyPath, help students, educators and districts achieve success in their online learning programs.  For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.

About Compass Learning

Known for its academic rigor 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 research-driven 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 and facilitate students’ efforts on the path to success. Based in Austin, Texas, Compass Learning serves more than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers in 10,000 schools across the United States.

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