CompassLearning Odyssey (www.compasslearning.com) is an online assessment and management combo that helps teachers assess student performance, diagnose their strengths and prescribe specific instruction targeting weak areas. Developed by CompassLearning Inc., Odyssey has many components such as Explorer, an online assessment tool that correlates to state and national standards, and provides immediate feedback on student progress. The management component is driven by Odyssey Manager, which records and reports data and delivers research-based, standards-aligned assessments as well as standards-based curriculum. In addition, CompassLearning Odyssey now provides the ability to print district assessments, scan in results, as well as input personal and district items.
This article originally appeared in the 09/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.