Compass Learning Classroom Heroes | Classroom Hero – Amy Reeves
Classroom Hero Amy Reeves

Amy Reeves

Librarian/Compass Learning Administrator

Dallas County High School

Dallas County Schools

Plantersville, Alabama

Nominated By: David Faulkenbery, Compass Learning Implementation Manager

Students across the state of Alabama are required to pass an Alabama High School Graduation Exam in reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies to be eligible to graduate high school. The pass rate for Dallas County High School students traditionally has been low. Students are given the opportunity to test and re-test several times during the year. Preparing the test takers and remediating the re-testers became major priorities for Dallas County. The school implemented CompassLearning Odyssey® to help students succeed on the exit exams, and ultimately graduate high school.


Amy Reeves, Librarian at Dallas County High School, was the contact person responsible for providing all the necessary information for graduation exam prep/remediation. During the Compass Learning Pre-Service Implementation Meeting Ms. Reeves was quick with questions, making it evident she was going to make sure Odyssey was all it had been built up to be. She quickly learned the system; became school administrator, enabling her to track and report on the entire school’s performance; and earned a role as the go-to person for teachers who had questions.


A new computer lab was established just for Odyssey use. The new lab is conveniently located adjacent to the Library. Ms. Reeves continues to monitor students’ scores, assignments, lab schedules, and usage to help them progress.


Dallas County High School saw significant increases in their students’ exit exam pass rates across the tested areas following implementation of CompassLearning Odyssey. They have experienced a 33 percent higher pass rate since using Odyssey for test preparation and re-test remediation.


The success Dallas County High School experienced in raising the number of graduates is largely due to the efforts of Ms. Reeves. She had trust in Odyssey, and a strong belief in the students who worked hard to prep for the Alabama High School Graduation Exam. Her tireless efforts have made the dream of graduation a reality for those students at Dallas County High School.