Adult Education Programs
Odysseyware® software is ideal for community colleges, K-12 institutions, and other community-based organizations that are operating:
- Remedial/Developmental programs
- Adult Basic Education (ABE)
- Adult Secondary Education (ASE)
- Adult High School (AHS)
- High School Equivalency (HSE) Test Prep
The instructional design of the Odysseyware curriculum supports key andragogical principles:
- Adult learners take control of their learning, moving through the content at their own pace, focusing only on the skills they have not yet mastered. Students can complete their work on virtually any device, anywhere they have access to the internet.
- Through projects, adult learners solve real-world problems and apply new knowledge immediately.
Content is aligned to state standards, supporting the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS) for Adult Learners. 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
Any portion of the text can be translated into 23 different languages with audio support. Additional language acquisition supports are provided in each of the four domains.
Prescriptive Learning PathsStudents are assigned a pre-test at the beginning of each unit to determine if they are already competent in concepts addressed in the unit. If the student achieves a score at or above the predetermined pass threshold, the program automatically skips the rest of the unit and the student takes the pretest for the following unit. If not, the system assigns the lessons within the unit to the student. With Flex CRx Mode, instructors can further personalize each student’s learning path.
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.
Reporting features give program administrators worry-free access to the data needed to measure educational 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.
With over 80 CTE courses aligned to all 16 national career clusters, the Odysseyware CTE curriculum supports virtually any career pathway adult learners are interested in, addressing the requirements of WIOA Title II. Each course provides opportunities for adult learners to develop the skills needed to gain credentials or employment in the fields they are pursuing.
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