Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Choice Solutions, Market Leader in Educational Data Systems
Acquisition includes edFusionTM and brings expertise in data science, reporting and security
Oct 29, 2013
Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced the acquisition of Choice Solutions, Inc. (www.choicep20.com
), a Massachusetts-based provider of data analytics, integration solutions and professional services for state and district-level education systems.
The acquisition represents a strategic investment in the development of secure data analytics at HMH, enabling educators to have greater insight into individual learners. Further demonstrating HMH’s commitment to outcome-based solutions, this acquisition includes edFusionTM, a unified architecture and data management system
which facilitates real-time data analysis, standards-based application integration, optimized reporting, and secure, delegated access for students, educators, administrators and parents.
Choice Solutions’ systems enable integration of disparate data sources into one unified, student-centric and outcome-oriented platform. This can align learning programs to targeted objectives and indicators, and allow education stakeholders to take preemptive action to improve student outcomes, while monitoring and assessing the value of those interventions.
“The combination of HMH’s trusted and proven educational content with Choice’s expertise in the areas of data science, reporting and security will enable us to provide a truly comprehensive learning solution based on rigorous instruction and scientific analysis,” said Linda Zecher, CEO of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “By bridging the gaps between classroom instruction and data analysis at the state and district level, we can facilitate tailored interventions and ultimately deliver better outcomes for students.”
“We are thrilled to join one of the world’s leading education companies. We share a belief in true partnership with our customers, that will enable us to bring a collaborative approach and a comprehensive solution which meets the needs of education stakeholders,” said Srinivas Kallakurchi, CEO of Choice Solutions. “By leveraging HMH’s world-class content and market position, we will be in a position to offer our innovative solutions on an even broader scale.”
HMH will continue to serve Choice Solutions’ valued customer base, which includes several government organizations, including 15 State Departments of Education. The acquisition will include all Choice Solutions employees, who will become an integrated part of HMH.
About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 50 million students in over 150 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit www.hmhco.com
About Choice Solutions, Inc.
As the market leader in Education Longitudinal Data Systems, Choice Solutions, Inc., is an enterprise IT service and solution provider with a proud tradition of helping educational entities build better citizens for tomorrow. With a portfolio of trusted and quality solutions, Choice has the privilege of serving many government organizations, including many State Departments of Education and numerous districts, regional education centers, and privately run agencies. By taking a partner-centric approach with their customers and strategic business partners, the Choice Team is able to bring the wealth of experience, knowledge, and passion that is essential to drive innovation and success in today’s rapidly evolving education technology market. For more information on Choice Solutions, visit www.choicep20.com