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Provider

Skills Tutor, a part of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

Contact Information

Primary

Terrence Davis
925 West Whitten Street
Chandler, AZ 85225

Phone: (877) 321-1760
Email: terrence.davis@hmhpub.com

Secondary

Kirby Feaver
6105 South Parker Road
#8306
Centennial, CO 80016

Phone: (877) 210-8689
Email: kirby.feaver@hmhpub.com

General Information

Website: skillstutor.com/hmh/site/skillstutor/
Screenshots / Demo: n/a
Effectiveness Data: skillstutor.com/hmh/site/skillstutor/home/resource_library/effectiveness_reports
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 179
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Content Curriculum Programs
Instruction
Professional Development
Technology
Specific Content Area :
Language Arts, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in Colorado:

SkillsTutor is used by several Colorado customers, including the one listed here and those listed as recent references below. Please contact the individuals listed above for names of additional Colorado SkillsTutor users.

Arapahoe Community College
Debra Goldberg
(303) 797-5824

Recent References:

Centennial Elementary School
10290 Neighbors Parkway
Firestone, CO 80504
Keith Liddle
(720) 652-8240

Cresthill Middle School
9195 Cresthill Lane
Littleton, CO 80126
Mark Wakefield
(303) 387-2800

Name of Schools/ Districts that this organization has served in other states:

Due to the large number of customers across the country using SkillsTutor, it is not feasible to provide a compilation of school and district contracts. However, we are pleased to provide a representative listing of our customers below.
Colonel Johnston Elementary School
Fort Huachuca, AZ
Hedy Benton
(520) 459-8798


Eastern New Mexico University – Roswell
Roswell, New Mexico
Gabe Smolky
(575) 624-7041

Pima Community College
Tucson, Arizona
Evan Goldberg
(520) 206-5000

Rio Rancho Cyber Academy
Rio Rancho, NM
Heidi Parnell
(505) 892-7222

Qualifications of this Organization (licensure, trademark, etc.):

The curricula and supplies provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) include the powerful brands of Rigby, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt School Publishers, Great Source, Holt McDougal, The Innovation in Education Group, Riverside, Saxon, Steck-Vaughn, and The Leadership and Learning Center.
HMH’s largest division is its Education Group, headed by Mike Lavelle. A vital partner in the current global education reform movement, the Education Group publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators. The HMH Education Group comprises three subgroups:
1. Comprehensive Curriculum Group, led by Rita Schaefer, focusing on the provision and support of basal textbooks and related services;
2. Specialized Solutions Group, focusing on the provision of supplemental curriculum and related services targeted to address districts’ most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions; and,
3. Enterprise Solutions Group, led by Russ Carlson, focusing on the provision and support of data management systems, assessments, content, technology, and related services to drive holistic, results-oriented solutions.
Together, these three business units address all segments of the educational market in the United States and around the world, and are committed to fostering an environment of innovation and customer focus.
In 2007, the Houghton Mifflin School Division merged with Harcourt School Publishers, effectively creating the premier provider of elementary school curricula. Harcourt School Publishers had provided exemplary textbooks and related instructional materials since 1919. Houghton Mifflin School Publishers offered comprehensive programs in Science, Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, and Social Studies as well as integrated Pre-Kindergarten curriculum, Reading and Math intervention, and professional development. Together as the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Education Group, the organization is now the preeminent publisher of K–12 educational resources and includes the following imprints and brands: Great Source, Holt McDougal, The Innovation in Education Group, Rigby, Riverside, Saxon, Steck-Vaughn, and The Leadership and Learning Center.
SkillsTutor is an online curriculum that provides differentiated instruction and intervention in the classroom and offers extended use at home. SkillsTutor follows best instructional practices and engages students in an appropriately paced environment.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s staff of more than 3,600 professionals possesses a wealth of experience in education and business, with many holding advanced degrees. Our office-based staff, which includes our product development and management teams, is augmented by a nationwide network of consultants, sales representatives, professional development personnel, and regional managers. Our entire staff has extensive experience working on-site with a wide range of clients, including state agencies, large school districts, and individual private schools to ensure they are realizing the full potential of our products and services.

Cost:

We encourage the CDE to contact the individuals listed above for price information.

Explanation of how we are able to provide differentiated services to meet the individual needs of schools and districts.

As an integral part of HMH, SkillsTutor is an online curriculum that provides differentiated instruction and intervention in the classroom and offers extended use at home. SkillsTutor follows best instructional practices and engages students in an appropriately paced environment. Differentiated instruction, diagnostic testing, prescriptive assignments, and automated reporting are incorporated into SkillsTutor. Customers have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their reach, with consultative services, educator training, product training and product-aligned courses designed to meet the needs of today’s students and educators. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt provides innovative and effective learning solutions for students in all grades that meet the needs of each individual student. Our products focus on standards-based resources and related services targeted to address districts’ most demanding challenges, including preventative solutions. Our consultants will work with each school/district to determine which products and services best meet the educational needs of students, selecting from the many available within our catalog.

How will we evaluate our services and support to schools and districts and its effectiveness in school/ district/ student achievement?

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will work with Colorado districts and schools to evaluate the effectiveness of our materials and services. As a leading educational publisher of print and electronic products, HMH is continually revising its product lines to remain on the cutting-edge of the field in order to provide educators with the data and tools necessary to meet the evolving needs of today’s students. We will be pleased to collaborate with Colorado educators to develop an evaluation process that will demonstrate how our products and services improve student achievement. In addition, we offer outstanding customer training and support to Colorado schools and districts to ensure the optimum use of our deliverables.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

SkillsTutor provides a comprehensive product as well as services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. SkillsTutor consultants work with clients to determine how the system should be configured and what components should be used with each school and/or district to meet their needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the SkillsTutor.

500-1000 Students:

SkillsTutor provides a comprehensive product as well as services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. SkillsTutor consultants work with clients to determine how the system should be configured and what components should be used with each school and/or district to meet their needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the SkillsTutor.

1000+ Students:

SkillsTutor provides a comprehensive product as well as services that support the education of students in schools and districts of all sizes. SkillsTutor consultants work with clients to determine how the system should be configured and what components should be used with each school and/or district to meet their needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the SkillsTutor.

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