Press Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CHANDLER, Ariz. (Jan. 21, 2015) – Odysseyware, a leading provider of online, multimedia-enriched K-12 curriculum, and Northwest Evaluation AssociationTM (NWEATM), a leader in computer adaptive assessments that measure academic growth independent of grade, today announced a partnership that will pave the way for the delivery of dynamic, individualized learning paths later this year.

The partnership will allow educators to leverage the power of NWEA’s Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®) assessment data together with targeted OW ELA and Math lessons.  The result will be dynamically generated, data-informed learning paths that can be even further customized to meet the needs of each student.

“Odysseyware is a true innovator in K-12 blended learning,” said Matt Chapman, president and CEO of NWEA. “We are excited to bring the power of MAP data to refine and target learning for students and teachers."

“We are thrilled to partner with such an esteemed organization as NWEA,” said Beth Te Grotenhuis, the president of Odysseyware and CEO of its parent company, Glynlyon. “The assessment data NWEA brings to the table will be ideal for helping educators maximize their use of Odysseyware's strong portfolio of ELA and math content. We are excited to incorporate this integration into our tools for blended learning, course customization and RTI."

About Odysseyware

Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Odysseyware is an innovative, multimedia-enriched online curriculum. Completely web-based, Odysseyware provides 21st century educational solutions by offering the core subjects of history and geography, math, language arts, and science along with enriching electives, CTE, placement testing, diagnostics and professional development. This curriculum is sold directly through regional education specialists. To learn more, visit http://odysseyware.com/ or call 877-795-8904.

About Northwest Evaluation Association™ 

Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, Northwest Evaluation Association™ (NWEA™) is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,400 partners in U.S. school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and informed policy. To better inform instruction and maximize every learner’s academic growth, educators currently use NWEA assessments and items with nearly 10 million students. Learn more at www.nwea.org.

Press Contact:
Elaine Joseph
Odysseyware/Stanton Communications
(202) 851-2475
ejoseph@stantoncomm.com