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Compass Learning (formerly Jostens Learning)
Evidence of Effectiveness:
Connecticut - Hartford Study
Hartford students made unprecedented gains on the 1999 Connecticut Mastery Test, improving more in a single year than in the past four years combined:
Romulus Community Schools - Romulus, Michigan
38% Increase in Math and 26% in Reading
In Romulus Community Schools, educators have used Compass Learning software to increase student achievement on the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP). From 1992 to 1995, the number of students exhibiting advanced skills on the MEAP increased by 38% in math and 26% in reading.
Park Intermediate School - Weiser, Idaho
44% improvement on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).
Since 1994, teachers at Park Intermediate School have successfully integrated Compass Learning software into their current curriculum to increase student learning. The results have been dramatic - fourth-grade students using Compass Learning software improved an average of 44% on the ITBS.
Jostens Learning Corporation changed its name to Compass Learning on January 25, 2000. The company is now part of WRC Media, a leading publisher of supplemental education materials. WRC Media is the educational division of Ripplewood Holdings, LLC, a New York-based private equity investment firm. Ripplewood Holdings acquired Jostens Learning in July 1999. Per the company, besides the name change, no changes have occurred to the program.
Compass Learning is one of the leading developers of education software with programs in over 15,000 schools serving 10 million students worldwide. Building on a nearly 30-year history, Compass Learning takes full advantage of the power educational technology offers with professional development and strong curriculum that teaches the basics, higher order thinking, problem solving and allows for individualized student assessment and learning paths.
Compass Learning solutions include: the modular Tomorrow=s Promise core curriculum; VITAL Tools curriculum indexing program; Interactive Mathematics: Algebra and Pre-Algebra; Writing Expedition; and an ESL series.
This program addresses the following aspects of reading:
Currently being completed.
NOTE: Compass Learning has comprehensive objective coverage for the following major national assessment tests: ITBS, CTBS, SAT, MAT, CAT and TerraNova; results may be obtained from the program vendor.
· Professional Development Services: Through a combination of consultations and formal workshops, Compass Learning's Professional Development Team uses adult education methodology to instruct educators on software possibilities. Compass Learning believes that continued professional development is the key to success in the classroom.
· Software Support Services: Annual contracts provide year-round curriculum courseware protection; includes toll-free telephone support.
· Hardware Support Services: Compass Learning provides next-day, on-site response for the hardware covered by agreement.
Appropriate computer hardware and software.
Prices vary according to software desired; a 20% Partnership Discount is provided in addition to applicable volume discounts. An example of costs for a 10-station Compass Peer-To-Peer System is as follows:
· Perpetual Software License for 10 stations: $31,862.00
+ 500.00 (software support for 1 year)
· Professional Development Services $ 1,700.00 (2 days for 20 participants)
· Software Installation and Integration $ 520.00
· Shipping $ 250.00
· Partnership Discount $ 6,472.00
· TOTAL $28,360.00
Total costs for a 30-station system: $72,475.00
For Information Contact:
Susan Scott, Regional Marketing Manager
7878 North 16th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85020
Phone: 1-800-422-4339 x4564
Current Location in Nevada:
Sunrise Acres Elementary School Keystone Academy Charter High School
2501 Sunrise Avenue 777 E. Quartz
Las Vegas, NV 89101 Sandy Valley, NV 89019
Contact: Art Ochoa, Principal Contact: James Driscall
Phone: (702) 799-7912 Phone: (702) 723-1966
Lemmon Valley Elementary
255 W. Patrician Drive
Reno, NV 89506
Contact: Steve Voss
Phone: (775) 677-5460