Hobsons establishes education partnerships and affiliations with leading third-party solution providers to maximize student success and institutional effectiveness. We also proactively engage in education discourse to drive thought leadership on the local, state, and national levels.

Education Partnerships

K-12 Partners

Common Application
The Common Application is a nonprofit organization that provides an online admission application that students may submit to nearly 500 member institutions. Hobsons and The Common Application work together to automate the delivery of all electronic forms for admission review.

College Summit
College Summit is a national nonprofit that offers curricula and technology to guide seniors step by step through the college admissions process as well as younger students through post-secondary planning. Hobsons and College Summit work together to integrate College Summit’s college-going curriculum with Naviance.

EDmin is a long-time leader in providing learning and accountability solutions for K-12 education. The company has provided instruction and data management systems for 20 years and now serves nearly five million users in all 50 states and the international market. Hobsons and EDmin work together to integrate EDmin’s Total Reader online reading assessment with Naviance to measure and improve a student’s reading level.

Human eSources
A developer of innovative, web-based services, Human eSources provides the Do What You Are® assessment, helping students identify their strengths and develop paths to their futures. Human eSources and Hobsons work together to integrate Human eSources’ career assessments with Naviance to help students reflect on who they are and what interests them before exploring career opportunities.

Parchment is the leading provider of academic credential solutions to schools and universities, allowing them to capture, transform, exchange, and manage education credentials, including transcripts and other student records. Hobsons and Parchment work together to enable clients to deliver electronic documents to more than 1,500 higher education institutions via Naviance, helping them improve efficiency and decrease costs.

AchieveWorks’ assessments support a personalized learning approach, working together to provide you with a comprehensive profile of each student’s strengths and challenges and giving students the tools they need to take charge of their own learning. We’ll show you how to enrich each student’s learning environment and help you address every aspect of their learning process – cognitive, social and emotional. Discover how each student learns best, prefers to communicate, and views the world. Review strategies to encourage student engagement in class and deliver instruction that accommodates all learners.

x2VOL by intelliVOL is an award-winning tracking and reporting platform for student service hours that is used by private and public schools and districts nationwide to customize service goals, centralize service hours and provide diverse service opportunities. x2VOL provides students with an online and mobile platform for tracking and reporting service hours specific to the goals of their school while engaging them with local non-profits. Service hour records are available via Naviance for each student that can be included in their college applications, scholarship applications, or resumes.

The Career Key
The Career Key is an online career assessment for middle and high school students based on Holland’s interest codes. Research shows that close personality / college major / career matches predict success and satisfaction. This career test is one of the few tests that truly measures the Holland six personality types, according to scientific studies. It is based on the most respected and widely used career theory, Holland's Theory of Career Choice. Career Key's scientific matching system enables students to identify careers and college majors that match their interests, traits, skills and abilities.

LikeLive for Naviance is a practice interview platform and is Naviance’s only interview and communication skills provider. LikeLive provides students the ability to do unlimited mock interviews and share them with their counselor for feedback. They can also utilize the interview resources, tips and hints on doing a successful interview as well as an up-to-date Interview Requirements Table where they can find detailed information on what colleges require and how to schedule them.

Total Reader
Total Reader is an online computer adaptive reading assessment program for students in grades 3-12. Utilizing the Lexile® Framework for Reading and the cloze item testing methodology, Total Reader combines reading practice and assessment. Utilizing the Lexile® Framework for Reading and the cloze item testing methodology, Total Reader combines reading practice and assessment. Each time students practice reading, they find out their Lexile measure. Each new reading passage keeps pace with their growth. Students are also encouraged to read books in the range where they will be appropriately challenged.

National Student Clearinghouse

The Clearinghouse helps educational institutions improve efficiency, reduce costs and workload, and enhance the quality-of-service they provide to their students and alumni, lending institutions, employers, and other organizations. Schools can now obtain alumni post-secondary outcome data from the National Student Clearinghouse® directly within Naviance with Naviance Alumni Tracker. Schools submit alumni information to the Clearinghouse from Naviance, and the Clearinghouse will populate post-secondary outcome data. The data includes where alumni have enrolled in college including transfer schools, the terms they completed, and degrees earned.

TeenLife Enrichment
TeenLife’s award-winning website, e-newsletters, specialized guides, parent magazine, and signature events feature thousands of enrichment opportunities that "bring out the best” in teenagers. Access to all additional resources from TeenLife is free for registered parents, educators, advisors, and students.

Higher Ed Partners

Blackboard helps clients enrich all aspects of the education experience by engaging and assessing learners, making their daily lives more convenient and secure, and keeping them informed and aware. Hobsons collaborates with Blackboard on activities such as strategic market planning, lead generation, content delivery, prospect management, enrollment best practices, student services, course development, and overall program management to deliver technology and services throughout the entire student lifecycle.

Dell Boomi
Dell Boomi provides a Software-as-a-Service application integration platform that takes the cost and complexity out of integrating applications by allowing easy transfer of data between systems with no additional appliances. Hobsons’ customers can utilize the Dell Boomi toolset to integrate data between the Radius platform and on-campus Student Information Systems.

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
ETS advances quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. Founded as a nonprofit in 1947, ETS develops, administers, and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® tests, and The Praxis Series assessments — in more than 180 countries, at over 9,000 locations worldwide. ETS and Hobsons work together to deliver the TOEFL Search Service and the GRE Search Service.

Experian Data Quality
Experian Data Quality is a global leader in providing data quality software and services. We help our clients to proactively manage the quality of their data through world class validation, matching, enrichment and profiling capabilities. With flexible SaaS and on-premise deployment models, Experian Data Quality software allows organizations around the world to truly connect with their customers by delivering intelligent interactions, every time.

Established in 1990 with offices throughout the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific, Experian Data Quality has more than 12,000 clients worldwide in retail, finance, education, insurance, government, healthcare and other sectors. 

A trusted partner, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for student recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and strategic enrollment management. Working with Hobsons, Noel-Levitz offers customized services, including market research, side-by-side plan development, communications support, website strategies, professional development opportunities, and assessment tools.

Front Rush provides Web-based athletic recruiting software for college coaches to manage recruits, roster, alumni, contacts, and campers.

Comevo is the market leader in online orientation and training software, helping organizations to communicate more effectively and efficiently.

IntelliResponse is the leading provider of virtual agent technology solutions for the enterprise. Intelliresponse creates profitable online conversations for private and public sector customers worldwide.

Education Affiliations

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association is the leading association for colleges and universities engaged in professional, continuing, and online education.  Members rely on UPCEA for timely professional development opportunities, research and benchmarking information, professional networking, and public advocacy.  Hobsons and UPCEA work together to highlight best practices in the field and promote awareness of the needs of adult and non-traditional learners.

AACRAO (American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers) is a highly-respected non-profit association with more than 10,000 members representing 2,500 institutions across the world. For over 100 years, AACRAO has been recognized for standards setting and innovation in enrollment services and related areas of campus management for the higher education community.

Boys And Girls Club of America
For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly 4 million young people, through membership and community outreach, in some 4,000 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.

Colorado Council on High School/College Relations
The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations is a volunteer member organization comprised of Colorado high school counselors and college admission staff who work together to help educate and assist students in achieving their higher educational goals.

IData is a data management firm for higher education providing consulting services and management software products. Started in 2004, IData is based in Alexandria Virginia who's mission is helping higher education institutions be successful through effective data management and innovative technology.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 13,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

Sallie Mae
Sallie Mae services operate cohesively to offer solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae offers education loan options for undergraduates, graduate students, and professional students, as well as families with children in private K–12 schools.

The Software & Information Industry Association is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to the leading companies that are setting the pace for the digital age.

Chartered in 1979, TACAC is one of 23 state and regional affiliates of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). TACAC supports NACAC's mission to support and advance the work of counseling and enrollment professionals as they help all students realize their full educational potential, with particular emphasis on the transition to postsecondary education. TACAC is committed to promoting high professional standards that foster ethical and social responsibility.

The Young Men's Christian Association is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA is a powerful association of men, women, and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change.

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 10,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders. AASA and Hobsons work together to provide AASA’s members with the tools needed to support and enhance student success.

ETS, GRE, and TOEFL are registered trademarks of Educational Testing Service (ETS) in the US and other countries and used under license by Hobsons.

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