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
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.
CustomizationAll 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 SupportsStudents 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.
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.
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.
Odysseyware offeres teachers 15 real-time reports and student and teacher dashboards that provide easy access to the data that measureseducational gains, course completion, time on task, and time logged–facilitating program reporting and NRS compliance requirements needed to secure necessary funding. Analysis of this data helps programs identify EFL levels that need improvement and plan appropriate interventions to improve student performance.
*NRS (National Reporting Systems for Adult Education)
With over 80 CTE courses aligned to all 16 national career clusters, the Odysseyware CTE curriculum supports the requirements of The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ACT (WIOA) Title II. Each course provides opportunities for adult learners to develop the skills needed to pursue credentialing, certifications, or employment.
- 22 courses awarded ISTE Seal of Alignment
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.
ABE/ASE/AHS Coordinator, Cape Fear Community College, NC