Press Release

PR Contact:
Kristen Plemon
Account Executive
C. Blohm & Associates, Inc.
netTrekker Contact:
Laura Hannah
Brand Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release
July 6, 2011
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and netTrekker Connect Assessment and Instruction for Personalized Learning
netTrekker now integrated with DataDirector™, an online assessment management system, to support data-driven instruction through personalized digital content

CINCINNATI, OH — July 6th, 2011 — netTrekker, a leader in delivering digital K-12 educational content in context to individualize curriculum, and global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), have partnered to help educators conduct data-driven instruction more effectively and efficiently. DataDirector, an online assessment management system from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is now integrated with netTrekker, enabling teachers to easily identify standards-aligned, digital content that can be used to address students’ individual needs and overcome performance gaps for specific learning objectives.

DataDirector is an online assessment data tracking, reporting, and management solution that puts powerful decision-making support in the hands of educators. DataDirector allows users to compare multiple sets of data that they may identify needed interventions, devise enhanced curriculums, and drive the academic achievement of all students, from struggling readers to high performers to special student populations. DataDirector helps educators make sense of a wide range of data at every level and track student assessment over time.

With this new integration, school and district subscribers who have both netTrekker and DataDirector can access netTrekker content for remediation from their Exam Report in DataDirector to help improve performance for every student. Teachers have immediate access to standards-aligned digital content for remediation on a specific standard for whole-class re-teaching, or remediation for individual students. Once in netTrekker, they can use its refinement menus to find exactly the type of content they need for individual students, such as video, interactive learning exercises, educational games, and more.

With netTrekker's breadth and depth of digital content, teachers are able to quickly find, organize and deliver digital resources that meet the targeted learner's needs when they are needed. netTrekker offers more than 300,000 educator-reviewed digital resources that are aligned to standards and span the entire K-12 curriculum, including collections from many trusted content providers. Featuring a Universal Design for Learning and a variety of innovative tools, netTrekker empowers teachers to make learning personal for all students, no matter where they are on the learning continuum.

The company has previously partnered with HMH on other education initiatives. netTrekker is integrated with the Learning Village Curriculum Management Solution and the Edusoft® Assessment Management System from HMH. The Learning Village is a powerful curriculum management system that creates a single point of access for curriculum, collaboration, teaching, and professional development. From one central portal, educators tap into a wealth of online instructional resources from netTrekker, and collaborate in the broader district-wide learning community.

The Edusoft® Assessment Management System helps schools administer district benchmarks and classroom tests quickly and easily, deliver rapid results, improve the reliability of assessment programs, and connect assessment to instructional decisions. Using the Edusoft assessment platform to access netTrekker’s standards-aligned resources provides targeted and prescriptive instruction to improve student performance.

Schools and districts can activate the free integration between netTrekker and DataDirector by contacting their company representative. To learn more about netTrekker, visit netTrekker.com.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

With education products and services used by 57 million students throughout all 50 U.S. states and 120 countries, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global education and learning company. The world's largest provider of materials for pre-K–12 learning, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is leading the way with innovative solutions and approaches to the challenges facing education today. Through curricula excellence coupled with technology innovations and professional services, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning solutions. Its Educational Consulting Services group works to increase student achievement in underperforming schools by developing, implementing and supporting education transformation through sustained district partnerships. With origins dating back to 1832, the Company also publishes an extensive line of reference works and award-winning literature for adults and young readers. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com.

About netTrekker

netTrekker is dedicated to enhancing the learning environment by providing highly effective technologies that deliver rich educational content to students and teachers in a safe, relevant, easy-to-use format. The netTrekker product portfolio includes educational search tool, netTrekker Search and personalized student workspace solution, igotta. netTrekker also provides solutions focused on professional development, global services and print-to-digital transition of education agencies and publishers. Founded in 1999, netTrekker is widely recognized as the first standards-based educational search tool and is currently serves millions of students and is present in over 18,000 K-12 public and private schools across U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.