Riverside Insights

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Riverside Insights is a publisher of clinical and educational standardized tests in the United States; it is headquartered in Itasca, Illinois. It is also a charter member of the Association of Test Publishers.

Riverside Insights
TypePrivate, Subsidiary
IndustryPublishing; Education
Founded1979
HeadquartersItasca, Illinois, U.S.
Key people
Rajib Roy (CEO)
ProductsClinical and educational standardized test materials
Number of employees
250
ParentAlpine Investors
Websitewww.riversideinsights.com

Riverside Insights was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a leading educational publisher in the United States, in 1979.

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

 
The Riverside Press headquarters as it appeared in 1911 and, in the top right-hand corner, the original facility from 1852

Riverside originated in 1852 as The Riverside Press, a book printing plant in Boston, Massachusetts. Henry Houghton originally started The Riverside Press in an old Cambridge building along the banks of the Charles River. A visitor described it as "one of the model printing-offices in America".[1] Houghton chose to employ women as well as men as compositors, a radical decision which he said was influenced by the Victoria Press in England.[1]

Mr. Houghton, one of the proprietors of the Riverside Press, took me over that vast establishment. The composing-room is ninety feet long, the walls were adorned with engravings, the window-sills bright with flowers, embellishments said to be due to "refining feminine influence." The men and women were working side by side". – Emily Faithfull[1]

In 1880, George Mifflin entered into a partnership with Henry Houghton and together founded and led Houghton Mifflin Company. They soon established an educational department and quickly expanded the company's educational offerings.

Modern eraEdit

Beginning with the publication of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale during World War I, Houghton Mifflin became increasingly involved in publishing standardized tests. The Riverside Publishing Company was officially established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin in 1979.

MarketsEdit

ClinicalEdit

The clinical side of Riverside's business focuses on providing research and test materials for practicing professionals.

ProductsEdit

  • Batería III Woodcock-Muñoz NU
  • Batería IV
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition Normative Update (BDI-2 NU)
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition-Spanish (BDI-2 Spanish)
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory, 3rd Edition (BDI-3)
  • Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (Beery VMI-5)
  • Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition (Bender-Gestalt II)
  • Bilingual Verbal Ability Tests, Normative Update (BVAT NU)
  • Das•Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System (CAS)
  • Dean-Woodcock Neuropsychological Battery (DW)
  • ESGI (Educational Software for Guiding Instruction)
  • ImPACT Applications
  • Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA)
  • Koppitz-2
  • Parents’ Observations of Infants and Toddlers (POINT)
  • Scales of Independent Behavior–Revised (SIB–R)
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition (SB5)
  • Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT)
  • Woodcock-Johnson (WJ IV)
  • Woodcock-Johnson Test of Early Cognitive and Academic Development (ECAD)
  • Woodcock Interpretation & Instructional Interventions Program (WIIIP)
  • Woodcock-Johnson III NU Brief Battery
  • Woodcock-Johnson III Diagnostic Reading Battery (WJIII DRB)
  • Woodcock-Johnson III NU Tests of Achievement
  • Woodcock-Johnson III NU Tests of Cognitive Abilities
  • Woodcock-Muñoz Language Survey –Revised
  • The Sir Roger De Coverley Papers [2]

K-12 EducationalEdit

The educational side of Riverside's business focuses on providing research and test materials for educational professionals as well as Universities with psychology programs.

ProductsEdit

  • Assess2Know
  • Basic Early Assessment of Reading (BEAR)
  • Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
  • Criterion Online Writing Evaluation
  • DataDirector
  • DataManager
  • Diagnostic Assessments of Reading, 2nd Edition (DAR)
  • easyCBM
  • Edusoft Assessment Management System
  • Gates-MacGinitie Reading Tests, Fourth Edition (GMRT)
  • Interactive Results Manager (iRM)
  • Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test, Fifth Edition (IAAT)
  • IowaFlex
  • Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Forms A, B, and C (ITBS)
  • Iowa Tests of Educational Development, Forms A, B, and C (ITED),
  • Logramos
  • Nelson-Denny Reading Test (ND)
  • Qualls Early Learning Inventory (QELI)
  • SkillSurfer
  • Trial Teaching Strategies (TTS)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Faithfull, Emily (1884). Three Visits to America. New York: Fowler & Wells Co., Publishers. pp. 24–25.
  2. ^ www.books.google.com

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