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Compass Learning Release Notes 2015.3

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Compass Learning Release Notes v. 2015.3

This document provides an overview of new features and enhancements included in the latest Compass Learning solutions. To learn more about this release, contact your Client Success Manager at renewals@compasslearning.com, the Support and Services Team via email at support@compasslearning.com or call 800-678-1412.

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New Mathematics and English Language Arts Content

  • Over 550 new student activities to address essential skills in grades 3-5. Activities include direct instruction, supported practice, independent practice, and quizzes to cover key concepts.
  • New diagnostic items for ELA grades 3-5
  • One in-depth Close Reading activity at each of grades 3-8. These give students the opportunity to synthesize Language Arts skills applied across multiple readings of a complex text.
  • Two Performance Tasks at each of grades 3-5 for both Math and Language Arts, including both student and teacher materials.

Renaissance Learning STAR Early Literacy Assessment Integration Now Available

Compass Learning now supports the automatic creation and assignment of learning paths for the Renaissance Learning™ STAR™ Early Literacy assessment.

  • The integration is very similar to our existing integration for the Renaissance Learning™ STAR™ Reading and STAR™ Math assessments, with similar technical requirements and a similar student and teacher experience.
  • Our new integration is recommended for students in grades K-3 who take the STAR™ Early Literacy assessment.
  • Schools who have purchased our Renaissance Learning™ External Assessment product are able to access our new integration at no extra charge. For more information or assistance, please contact the Support and Services Team via email at support@compasslearning.com or call 800-678-1412.

New External Test Import Option Available

This Compass Learning release includes a new option when importing test results for NWEA™, Scantron™, or Renaissance Learning™ assessments. This “Option 4” allows students to continue working on any existing external test assignments if their score is in the same range as a previous test score, and receive a new assignment if they have scored in a different range.

Pathblazer Screener Results Can Now Be Transferred

The results of the Pathblazer screener can now be transferred with a student when the student is transferred from one school to another in a district.

Content Alignment and Assessment

The following additional content alignment changes have been made for Compass Learning solutions:

  • Updated alignments with new content in grades 3-5 Math and ELA for Common Core, Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Texas and Texas STAAR
  • Updated Georgia Standard Codes for ELA and Math (K-12)
  • Updated NWEA™ learning paths with new grades 3-5 Math and ELA content for the Language and Math and Reading 2-5 and 6+ MAP® tests for Common Core, California, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas
  • Updated learning paths with new grades 3-5 Math and ELA content for Renaissance Learning™ CCSS Reading and Math STAR™ tests
  • Updated learning paths with new grades 3-5 Math and ELA content for Scantron Performance Series® for Math and Reading

Maintenance and Bug Fixes

This Compass Learning release features routine maintenance and bug fixes.

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