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Compass Learning Release Notes 2014.4

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Compass Learning Release Notes v. 2014.4

This document provides an overview of new features and enhancements included in the latest version of Compass Learning products. To learn more about this release, contact your Compass Learning sales representative or call 800-678-1412.

New Mathematics and English/Language Arts Lessons

Compass Learning introduces new Mathematics and English/Language Arts lessons for grades 6, 7, and 8 with this release:

  • Over 800 new student activities are available in all Compass Learning solutions that include lessons for grades 6-8. Activities include direct instruction, supported practice, independent practice, and quizzes aligned to Common Core and state standards.
  • New features:
  • twice-yearly Performance Tasks (includes student and teacher materials)
  • instruction for Common Core Practice Standards and Texas Process Standards 
  • instruction on mathematics problem-solving at each grade level
  • Interactivity types are designed to increase student capability with technology-enhanced assessments.
  • The new lessons feature an updated design.

Compass Learning introduces instruction for Texas Process Standards in grades 3-5 with this release.

New Activity Player
This release also includes a new HTML5 video player for new learning activities.

Content Alignment and Assessment

The following content alignment changes have been made in Compass Learning products:

  •     Updated Common Core alignments with new content for Math and ELA in grades 6-8.
  •     Updated TX and STAAR alignments with new content for Math Process standards in grades 3-8.
  • Updated TX and STAAR alignments with new content for Math and ELA in grades 6-8.
  •     Updated Hybridge Textbook alignments with new content for Math and ELA in grades 6-8 in Elementary and Middle School programs.
  •     Updated Renaissance® Learning alignments with new grades 6-8 content for Reading and Math STAR® tests.
  •     Updated Scantron® Performance Series® alignments with new grades 6-8 content for Reading, Language Arts and Math tests (including grade level appropriateness).
  •     Approximately 200 new diagnostic items to address new content for Math and ELA in grades 6-8 (for CCSS and TX/STAAR).
  •     Updated NWEA™ alignments with new grades 6-8 content for the Common Core Language and 6+ Math and Reading MAP® tests.

Maintenance and Bug Fixes

This Compass Learning Odyssey release features routine maintenance and bug fixes.

Attention: Compass Learning Enterprise Customers

As part of our ongoing efforts to improve and enhance educator and student experiences within Compass Learning® software, we will begin to add brand new HTML5-based content to all Compass Learning® software. In addition, periodically, we will also begin replacing our existing Flash-based content with content that has been converted to HTML5. Our move to HTML5 will enable us to provide a modernized solution, allowing for an optimal user experience and accessibility on a variety of devices. As we transition and modernize our platform to use HTML5, our minimum server requirements for the Enterprise version of our software also need to keep up. Go to:


to find our new server requirements. The most impactful change is in hard drive size requirements, as highlighted on the new server requirements page. Please contact your Account Manager or Compass Learning Support & Services for details.

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