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Provider

Benchmark Education Company, LLC

Contact Information

Primary

Peter Clifford
629 Fifth Avenue
Suite 202
Pelham, NY 10803

Phone: (914) 637-7215
Email: pclifford@benchmarkeducation.com

Secondary

Randi Machado
629 Fifth Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803

Phone: (914) 637-7244
Email: rmachado@benchmarkeducation.com

General Information

Website: www.benchmarkeducation.com
Effectiveness Data: www.benchmarkeducation.com/scientifically-based-research/scientifically-based-research/scientifically-based-research.html
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 14 years
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Content Curriculum Programs
Curriculum Alignment
Instruction
Leadership
Professional Development
School and District Improvement
Technology
Specific Content Area :
English Language Arts, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Math

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

Benchmark Education Company has provided services and materials to the following schools/districts in Colorado:
Denver Public Schools, Jefferson County Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools, Cherry Creek, Adams 12, Boulder Valley SD, Steamboat Springs, SD. The contacts listed above can provide contact information upon request.

Recent References:

Benchmark Education Company Professional Development Clients and References:
Oak Creek School District, Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Fort Smith School District, Forth Smith, Arkansas, Edmonds School District, Edmonds, Washington

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

Benchmark Education Company provides materials and services throughout the country. District wide and Multi-campus training initiatives include:
Edmonds School District, Edmonds, WA, Houston ISD, Houston, TX, East Hartford Public Schools, East Hartford, CT, New Bedford Public Schools, New Bedford, MA, San Diego, City Schools, San Diego, CA, Garden Grove USD, Garden Grove, CA, Wake County Public Schools, Raleigh, NC, David Douglas School District, Portland, OR, Kent Public Schools, Kent, WA, McMinnville Public Schools, McMinnville, OR, Durham Public Schools, Durham, NC, New York City Public Schools, New York, NY Madison City Schools, Madison, AL,
Additional individual campus trainings from accross the US are also available upon request. Contact information can also be provided upon request.

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

Benchmark Education is a leader in the educational publishing industry, setting new standards for classroom literacy and intervention resources. The company has developed comprehensive literacy, content-area reading, skill-specific intervention, and bilingual and English Learning (EL) resources for Grades PreK–12.

Benchmark Education has been providing classroom instructional materials to schools throughout the US for over twelve years. Over 20,000 schools and districts now use our products to successfully supplement—or replace—their core reading programs. Benchmark Education’s products are designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners including gifted, on-level, and struggling readers, as well as students with learning disabilities, students mastering literacy in a Spanish or dual language setting, and students acquiring English as a second language (ESL).
Benchmark Education’s extensive Professional Development services offer customized face-to-face on-site support from a team of the finest trainers in the industry. The company has established 24/7 online training with videos, audio presentations, model lessons, real time Q and A sessions, and much more. Benchmark Education’s resources and professional development enable teachers to address the essential components of comprehensive literacy and language development through whole-group instruction, differentiated small-group instruction, and skill-specific interventions.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Proven Professional customise your PD to meeet the highest standards of excellence and produce outstanding results. Benchmark Education PD team is comprised of experienced educators, many of whom have also served as literacy coaches, specialists and administrators. All received specialized training in staff development and current research-based best practices. Their specialities and certifications include Reading Recovery, early childhood education, bilingual education, SIOP, special education, and educational administration.

Cost:

Based on an initial consultation with your Benchmark Education PD team member, a customized PD plan and proposal will be developed to meet the needs and goals of a given school or district.

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

Benchmark Education Company provides customized PD options for districts and schools of all sizes that meets districts needs and goals.
Programs can be tailored to fulfill requirements of individual campuses or entire districts. Through face-to-face and online training, research based strategies are developed in interactive sessions that include professional study, modeled lessons, and ongoing coaching support. Data team meetings to review assessment results and link them to instructional planning and decision making can also be part of this process, as can train-the-trainer sessions.

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

Benchmark Education Company will work with schools and districts to evaluate the effectiveness of our materials and services.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

A customized, specific plan for your school district will be created based upon training needs, schedules, and budgets. Professional Development sessions can be scheduled during summer months, on district-wide training dates and ongoing throughout the regular school year.
The following options for professional development support are available for proper implementation of adopted resources. Face-to-face and online professional development training delivery formats are designed to compliment existing staff development needs and priorities. A customized professional development proposal is available upon request and can support the following training formats.
Initial product inservice training can be provided for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators. These training sessions will include content presentations that focus on proper product implementation of literacy resources. The focus of the teacher training includes hands-on experience with product components and support for proper use and implementation in the classroom. Teachers will leave with a depth of understanding of the adopted products and be ready to use the materials effectively with their full range of students.
Train-the-Trainer Sessions
Turnkey professional development sessions for literacy coaches, principals, and administrators provide the resources and model for leading in-district training sessions. Resources for trainers are included to support best practices and proper implementation of selected Benchmark Education Company products.
Customized Training Sessions
Customized training sessions are available to meet the budget, scheduling, and focus topics identified through a carefully constructed Professional Development proposal. Sessions can include onsite classroom demonstration lessons, coaching support, and content presentations tailored to fit the needs of a given school or district.
Web-based training sessions (webinars) are also available for ongoing product support scheduled periodically with national literacy consultants. Web-based training sessions can be scheduled for individual campuses, grade-level teams, and literacy coaches. Customized focus topic sessions spotlighting best practices are also available.

500-1000 Students:

A customized, specific plan for your school district will be created based upon training needs, schedules, and budgets. Professional Development sessions can be scheduled during summer months, on district-wide training dates and ongoing throughout the regular school year.
The following options for professional development support are available for proper implementation of adopted resources. Face-to-face and online professional development training delivery formats are designed to compliment existing staff development needs and priorities. A customized professional development proposal is available upon request and can support the following training formats.
Initial product inservice training can be provided for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators. These training sessions will include content presentations that focus on proper product implementation of literacy resources. The focus of the teacher training includes hands-on experience with product components and support for proper use and implementation in the classroom. Teachers will leave with a depth of understanding of the adopted products and be ready to use the materials effectively with their full range of students.
Train-the-Trainer Sessions
Turnkey professional development sessions for literacy coaches, principals, and administrators provide the resources and model for leading in-district training sessions. Resources for trainers are included to support best practices and proper implementation of selected Benchmark Education Company products.
Customized Training Sessions
Customized training sessions are available to meet the budget, scheduling, and focus topics identified through a carefully constructed Professional Development proposal. Sessions can include onsite classroom demonstration lessons, coaching support, and content presentations tailored to fit the needs of a given school or district.
Web-based training sessions (webinars) are also available for ongoing product support scheduled periodically with national literacy consultants. Web-based training sessions can be scheduled for individual campuses, grade-level teams, and literacy coaches. Customized focus topic sessions spotlighting best practices are also available.

1000+ Students:

A customized, specific plan for your school district will be created based upon training needs, schedules, and budgets. Professional Development sessions can be scheduled during summer months, on district-wide training dates and ongoing throughout the regular school year.
The following options for professional development support are available for proper implementation of adopted resources. Face-to-face and online professional development training delivery formats are designed to compliment existing staff development needs and priorities. A customized professional development proposal is available upon request and can support the following training formats.
Initial product inservice training can be provided for teachers, literacy coaches, and administrators. These training sessions will include content presentations that focus on proper product implementation of literacy resources. The focus of the teacher training includes hands-on experience with product components and support for proper use and implementation in the classroom. Teachers will leave with a depth of understanding of the adopted products and be ready to use the materials effectively with their full range of students.
Train-the-Trainer Sessions
Turnkey professional development sessions for literacy coaches, principals, and administrators provide the resources and model for leading in-district training sessions. Resources for trainers are included to support best practices and proper implementation of selected Benchmark Education Company products.
Customized Training Sessions
Customized training sessions are available to meet the budget, scheduling, and focus topics identified through a carefully constructed Professional Development proposal. Sessions can include onsite classroom demonstration lessons, coaching support, and content presentations tailored to fit the needs of a given school or district.
Web-based training sessions (webinars) are also available for ongoing product support scheduled periodically with national literacy consultants. Web-based training sessions can be scheduled for individual campuses, grade-level teams, and literacy coaches. Customized focus topic sessions spotlighting best practices are also available.

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