Adult Education

The Odysseyware® learning platform provides adult education coordinators the tools they need to differentiate instruction and support Educational Functional Level (EFL) completion and advancement rates.

Multiple Programs

Odysseyware® is a perfect fit for adult education programs offered through K-12 institutions, community colleges, community-based organizations, and juvenile and adult corrections facilities. With so many course options to chose from, these programs can offer:

  • Remedial/Developmental programs
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Prep
  • Adult High School
  • English Language Acquisition

Program Features

The instructional design of the Odysseyware curriculum supports key andragogical principles: 

  • Adult learners take control of their learning, at home or in a blended learning setting, moving through the content at their own pace, focusing only on the skills they have not yet mastered. Students have 24/7 on-demand access on any device, with internet access and an updated operating system.
  • Project based asessments enable students to solve real-world problems and immediately apply new knowledge.

Odysseyware content is aligned to the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) College and Career Readiness (CCR) Standards in Math and English Language Arts. Instructors can address diverse student populations across a range of proficiencies, many of whom may be missing foundational skills typically addressed in K-12 learning experiences.

Customization

All courses are fully customizable, so instructors can rearrange/remove content, add lessons from another Odysseyware course, and/or add their own unique web-based content.

Scaffolded Instructional Supports

Students have a variety of embedded instructional supports at their fingertips in every lesson, including literacy, fluency, and audio scaffolds. They also receive immediate feedback throughout lessons and assessments to guide their learning.

English Language Acquisition Supports

Language acquisition supports include 23 different language translations with audio support for 19 languages, short and engaging direct instruction videos, and dynamic learning activities. Additional language acquisition supports are provided in each of the four domains. 

Any text can be translated into 23 different languages and audio support

Prescriptive Learning Paths

Odysseyware learning paths provide targeted and efficient instruction based on assessed content mastery.

Educators can address diverse student populations with varying academic abilities, including those missing primary grade foundational skills. A pre-test threshold score before each instructional unit determines whether the entire unit will be skipped or added to a student’s learning path (CRx mode). In Flex CRx mode, custom learning paths are automatically assigned with specific unit lessons that address skill gaps identified in the pre-test.

Flex CRx Mode automatically creates a custom learning path that contains content the pre-test assessed as needing remediation

Additional Offerings

HSE Test Prep courses provide students with the instruction, practice and assessment they need to prepare for success on GED®, HiSET® and TASC Test Assessing Secondary Completion exams. 

Prepare students for GED, HiSET, and TASC

Adult Education Success

During a 9-week session, students using Odysseyware for HSE test prep at Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina showed gains of up to 4 grade levels on the TABE tests for reading, language and math. One student, for example, scored at a 8.0 grade equivalency on his pre-test for math; 9 weeks later he outscored the Difficult level post-test and had to re-test on the Advanced level, scoring at a 12.9+ grade equivalency.

My students feel empowered and confident that they can achieve their personal goals. The program’s 85% successful graduation equivalency rate–increasing 15% since starting with Odysseyware–speaks for itself. Also, the customer service is outstanding! There is on demand help, and I feel supported and confident in my ability to deliver learning every day.

Emily Brandenburg

ABE/ASE/AHS Coordinator, Cape Fear Community College, NC