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Provider

The Riverside Publishing Company

Contact Information

Primary

Heather Pillman
2300 S. Rock Creek Parkway
#28-103
Superior, CO 80027

Phone: (303) 494-0726
Email: heather.pillman@hmhpub.com

Secondary

Anna Poulos
10015 E. Mountain View Road
#2038
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Phone: (480) 231-1937
Email: anna.poulos@hmhpub.com

General Information

Website: www.riversidepublishing.com
Screenshots / Demo: www.riversidepublishing.com
Effectiveness Data: www.riversidepublishing.com
Type of Organization: For Profit Company
Organization is best described as: For-Profit
Age of Firm / Number of Years in Operation: 32 years
Level(s) services may be provided: - Elementary
- Middle
- High School
- District
Provides performance guarantees in contract: NO
Educational Services Provided Assessment
Professional Development
Technology
School and District Improvement
Diagnostic Review
Unified Improvement Planning
Specific Content Area :
ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies

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

Due to the large number of Colorado districts that use Riverside's products, it is not feasible to provide a list of all districts served. The ten largest Colorado districts using our products are:
DENVER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT 1
AURORA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
JEFFERSON CO SCHOOL DISTRICT R-1
ACADEMY SCHOOL DISTRICT 20
DOUGLAS CO SCHOOL DISTRICT RE-1
BRIGHTON SCHOOL DISTRICT 27-J
COLORADO SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT 11
WELD CO SCHOOL DISTRICT 6
POUDRE SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOULDER SCHOOL DISTRICT

The individuals listed above can provide contact information for these districts upon request.

Recent References:

Sheridan School District
Michael Clough, Superintendent
400 South Lowell Blvd.
Denver, CO 80236
mclough@ssd2.org
(720) 833-6617

Douglas County School District
Robin Carey, GT Coordinator
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
(303) 387-0100

Poudre School District
Mary Nichols, GT Coordinator
2407 LaPorte Avenue
Ft. Collins, CO 80521
(970) 482-7420

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

Riverside publishes and delivers a wide array of educational and clinical products that are used in schools and districts in every state and around the world. It is not possible to list all the districts and schools that use one or more of our products. Please contact the individuals listed above for specific information about customers and the products they use.

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

Riverside is a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (HMH), which is wholly owned by HM Publishing Corp. HMH is a global education company that is committed to addressing education's dynamic challenges through individualized content, innovative technology, and a holistic approach that inspires achievement and a lifelong love of learning. HMH is the preeminent educational publisher in the United States and the world's largest publisher of educational materials for pre-K-12 schools. HMH also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. With origins dating back to 1832, HMH combines its tradition of excellence with a commitment to innovation. For more than a century and a half, the company has shaped ideas, information, and instructional methods into a variety of forms to satisfy people's lifelong learning needs.
Riverside is part of HMH's Enterprise Solutions Group. Riverside offers a broad portfolio of research-based assessment solutions, serving both the K-12 educational market and the clinical assessment market with print, CD-ROM, and online assessment tools, including:
Benchmark and interim assessments that provide educators with tools to assess student progress toward instructional objectives, allowing for targeted intervention and remediation;
Custom criterion-referenced tests (CRT) that measure student performance using multi-format test items that have been designed to assess state and local content standards and provide students, teachers, parents, administrators, and all other constituents with useful information about student learning;
Norm-referenced tests (NRT) that enable school personnel to assess the achievement and educational progress of their students compared to students nationally; and
Diagnostic special-needs assessments for children and adults that allow clinicians and specialists to measure attributes such as general intellectual ability, specific cognitive abilities, scholastic aptitude, and oral language development.
As a publisher, Riverside's products and services fall into two principal product lines: (1) educational assessments, and (2) clinical/special needs assessments. Riverside's largest product line is our educational and group-administered assessments. We publish three types of tests: (1) benchmark and interim assessments, (2) internally developed custom summative assessments aligned to customer standards, and (3) group-administered assessments for large-scale measurement of educational progress that are written by authors with whom we have contracts.
Our Assess2Know item banks include tens of thousands of high-quality items in Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies that can be used to create valid, reliable assessments that are aligned to local curriculum standards. These item banks can be accessed through two innovative test delivery systems: DataDirector and the Edusoft Assessment Management System. Both systems are assessment development and management systems delivered via an Application Service Provider (ASP) model.
Riverside also develops summative tests tied to specific customer standards. These custom assessments are criterion-referenced tests that are used to measure students' learning in terms of state, district, or other content objectives. Examples of recent criterion-referenced tests specifically developed for large-scale assessment use include those in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, and Oklahoma.
Riverside publishes group-administered assessments that provide a broad range of related measures of achievement, performance, ability, and reading to meet the changing needs of today's schools. Foremost among Riverside's published educational/group products and services are the Iowa Assessments, CogAT, and GMRT. Additionally, we publish a wide range of assessments and provide related services in the following categories:
Achievement tests
Abilities tests
Early learner tests
Reading tests
Spanish language tests
Riverside offers a wide variety of individually administered clinical and special needs assessments and associated computer scoring and reporting programs. These measures and services are specially designed for use in psychology, special education, early childhood, speech-language, and ESL/bilingual testing. Of particular note among the many published and distributed clinical and special needs assessments available are the BDI-2 and the Woodcock-Johnson® III (WJ III®). Riverside publishes a complete line of related products developed by Dr. Richard Woodcock and his associates, including the innovative Bilingual Verbal Ability Tests(TM) (BVAT(TM)), available in 18 languages. Other products include the Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey®-Revised (WMLS®-R), Woodcock Interpretation and Instructional Interventions Program(TM) (WIIIP(TM)), Baterķa III Woodcock-Muñoz®, and the Dean-Woodcock(TM) Neuropsychological Battery (DW(TM)).
In addition to our longstanding reputation for high-quality assessments, Riverside has a tradition of innovation in scoring and other test support services directed at enabling our customers to more effectively use and interpret tests. The Riverside Scoring Service® uses optical scanning, data processing, and score reporting procedures. We provide a variety of score reports, including profile narrative reports targeted to teachers and parents, frequency distributions, combined achievement/ability reports, and group item analyses. In our efforts to continue to diversify our scoring and reporting solutions, we also provide electronic delivery of reports Interactive Results Manager(TM) (iRM(TM)), a dynamic reporting service.

Qualifications of Instructors/ Staff that Provide Services:

Riverside's staff of more than 330 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, 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:

Our catalogs, detailed information about our products, and prices are at www.riversidepublishing.com. For additional information, please contact the individuals listed above.

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

Riverside publishes a variety of assessments for students from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 in reading, writing, language arts, math, science, and social studies. We also provide an array of clinical assessments. Our customers have a wealth of knowledge and experience at their reach, with consultative services, educator training, and product training designed to meet the needs of today's students and educators. Riverside provides innovative and effective assessment solutions for students in all grades that meet the needs of each individual student. Riverside products focus on standards-aligned assessments and related services targeted to address districts' most demanding challenges. 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?

Riverside 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, Riverside 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 Colorado schools and districts outstanding customer training and support to ensure the optimum use of our deliverables.

Sample of services offered for a school or district:

Under 500 Students:

Riverside provides a variety of assessments and support services that support the assessment of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, works closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district's needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

500-1000 Students:

Riverside provides a variety of assessments and support services that support the assessment of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, works closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district's needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

1000+ Students:

Riverside provides a variety of assessments and support services that support the assessment of students in schools and districts of all sizes. Our consultants and product specialists, as well as our customer service staff, works closely with each customer to determine what products and services meet the school or district's needs. Services include printed or electronic materials coupled with product training and support as well as professional development related to the use of the products.

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