BOSTON – Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today announced a complete solution to reading instruction with the integration of its K-6 reading program, Journeys Common Core, with easyCBM – an online benchmark and progress monitoring tool. Designed to promote individualized instruction, the solution further empowers teachers and administrators to manage student progress and identify targeted learning interventions connected to specific components within Journeys. By integrating these products, HMH provides teachers with the tools to identify at-risk students, link to appropriate instructional content at different tiers, and monitor individual student progress. With easyCBM, teachers and administrators can collate data-driven reports and actionable recommendations for intervention targeted to students’ areas of need within the Journeys program. New enhancements to easyCBM for fall 2013 include a graphic refresh, plus new Common Core State Standards measures for grades K-8. “Combining Journeys and easyCBM into one complete reading solution not only gives educators the ability to teach concepts critical to the Common Core, but also the tools necessary to adequately test and monitor each student’s progress,” said Jim Nicholson, President, HMH - Riverside. “This total reading solution provides parents and educators with instructional resources tailored to individual student needs and challenges.” easyCBM is an enhanced district assessment system designed by researchers at the University of Oregon’s College of Education, Behavioral Research and Testing (BRT) group as an integral part of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model – a paradigm consisting of the universal screening, benchmarking, and progress monitoring of students. Distributed exclusively by HMH - Riverside, easyCBM provides school districts, administrators, and teachers with a suite of assessment and reporting options. Journeys Common Core is a comprehensive and rigorous K–6 reading program designed to help students successfully meet the Common Core State Standards through an integrated model of literacy instruction. Designed by leading authors in the field, the program offers research-based instructional support, including complete whole-group instruction, five-day small group instruction, intervention and English Language Learner support. For more information, visit: http://www.riverpub.com/products/easycbm/journeys.html. 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 60 million students in 120 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.