Riverside Insights

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

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


Early history[edit]

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 era[edit]

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.



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


  • 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 Educational[edit]

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


  • 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)


  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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