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    Teachers to Preview Pearson’s Reading Street Common Core ©2013 at International Reading Association Convention

    ...of Rigorous Standards for English Language Arts Chicago, April 30, 2012 — This coming week thousands of reading teachers will gather at the International Reading Association’s annual meeting, and tops on the conference agenda are the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) now adopted by 45 states. Reading teachers from around the country will be the first preview to Pearson’s Reading Street Common Core Edition ©2013, a print and digital curri...
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    Research Study Shows Students Jump Nearly Two Grade Levels in One Year with Pearson’s Reading Street

    Findings Indicate Significant Improvement in Vocabulary, Reading Comprehension and Total Reading Achievement New York, NY,: January 11, 2010 — Results of a new independent study show that students are jumping two grade levels in their vocabulary, reading comprehension and overall reading achievement with the scientifically research-based Reading Street, curriculum for pre-kindergartners through sixth-graders from the education, servi...
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    Independent Study Reveals Unprecedented Jumps in Reading Scores for Kindergarten and First Graders with Pearson's Research-based Curriculum

    Innovative Reading Street Program for Grades PreK-6 Closes the Achievement Gap, Allows Teachers to Personalize Instruction for Each Student New York, NY, December 15, 2010 — Virtually every kindergarten student and first grader who is learning to read with Pearson’s Reading Street is already set on a path to success in school and in life with this innovative curriculum which allows teachers to personalize instruction for every child....
  • Margot Underwood

    Pearson’s Suite of preK-12 Programs for College and Career-Readiness Showcased at International Reading Association Conference

    ...ning for Students and Teachers Orlando, FL, May 09, 2011 — At the annual conference of the International Reading Association, the education services and technology company Pearson is showcasing a full suite of reading, writing, and language arts offerings to ensure that preK-12 students will be college and career-ready. The programs address the vital areas of the Common Core State Standards — research-based curriculum with embed...
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    Independent Research Demonstrates Students Significantly Outperform Peers in Reading Achievement With SuccessMaker Digital Learning

    Students Realize Accelerated Reading Scores, New Levels of Learning Engagement  With Pearson’s K-8 Personalized Adaptive Program CHANDLER , Ariz. – Jan. 31, 2012 – With national, state and regional education leaders seeking learning resources with a proven track record of improving student performance, efficacy reports pointing to measurable gains are critical. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan reiterated the need for data in education...
  • Margot Underwood

    Pearson Author Maureen McLaughlin Named Vice President of International Reading Association

    Boston, MA, May 13, 2011 — Pearson author Maureen McLaughlin, professor and chair of the Reading Department in the College of Education at East Stroudsburg University, has been elected vice president of the International Reading Association for the 2011-12 term. Dr. McLaughlin is the author of Pearson’s Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies, an innovative text with a wealth of practical str...
  • Margot Underwood

    Pearson Announces Creation of New Measure of Text Complexity Designed to Improve Reading Comprehension Skills

    ...nsive Computer Analyses, Artificial Intelligence to Develop an Accurate Measure of Text Difficulty: the Pearson Reading Maturity Metric Bloomington, MN, August 24, 2011 — Pearson today announced the creation of the Pearson Reading Maturity Metric, a new and more accurate measure of the reading difficulty of texts. Developed by scientists at Pearson’s Knowledge Technologies group, the new computer-based technology measures how close an indiv...
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    Pearson Announces Reading Street Common Core Edition

    Elementary Grades Curriculum Built to New English Language Arts State Standards; College- and Career-readiness Begins in Kindergarten...
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    We Give Books and Jumpstart's Read for the Record to Set New Digital Reading Record

    ...in the annual event that helps millions of children New York, NY – October 6, 2011 – We Give Books, the digital reading initiative from the Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, today announced new support for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, a national campaign that raises awareness about the importance of early literacy by annually engaging adults and children in setting a new world reading record. Today, We Give Books is offering new ways...
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    Pearson Launches Next Generation of Proven Personalized Reading and Math Solution for K-8 Learners

    ...ay unveiled the newest update to  SuccessMaker, its research-based, award-winning personalized digital math and reading curriculum for grades K-8. SuccessMaker adapts to the unique learning needs of each individual student, continuously analyzing performance, identifying areas for remediation or acceleration, and effectively estimating the amount of time necessary for students to reach achievement levels.   For more than four decades, SuccessMake...
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    North Carolina Approves Pearson’s Common Core State Standards Reading/English Language Arts Programs for Grades K-12

    ...to adopt the Common Core State Standards last June, North Carolina will implement new, standards-aligned K-12 Reading/English Language Arts instruction for the 2011-2012 school year. The North Carolina Board of Education has approved three Pearson programs for the states’ students, Reading Street Common Core Edition (grades K-5) and Prentice Hall Literature (grades 6-12), both specifically designed to set students on the path for col...
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    North Carolina Approves Pearson’s Common Core State Standards Reading/English Language Arts Programs for Grades K-12

    ...to adopt the Common Core State Standards last June, North Carolina will implement new, standards-aligned K-12 Reading/English Language Arts instruction for the 2011-2012 school year. The North Carolina Board of Education has approved three Pearson programs for the states’ students, Reading Street Common Core Edition (grades K-5) and Prentice Hall Literature (grades 6-12), both specifically designed to set students on the path for col...
  • Margot Underwood

    PreK-12 Education Efficacy Studies and User Reports

    ...the nation’s growing number of English language learners. View efficacy studies from our popular Literacy–Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Digital programs. [/spb_text_block] [/spb_row] [spb_row wrap_type=”content-width” row_bg_color=”greysection” parallax_type=”color” bg_type=”cover” parallax_video_height=”video-height” parallax_image_height=”content-height&#...
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    More Than Two Million People Break World Reading Record to Combat Nation's Early Education Crisis

    ...ed in partnership with Pearson Foundation, has officially set a new world record for the world’s largest shared reading experience. On October 6, adults across the globe read Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney to 2,184,155 children. Through We Give Books, the digital reading initiative of the Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, 75,723 adults and children helped set a new record for the largest digital reading by reading the campaign boo...
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    Llama Llama Red Pajama Selected as Official 2011 Campaign Book for Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

    ...n Foundation joined educators, librarians, and policy makers from across the United States at the International Reading Association Annual Convention to kick off the 2011 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, a nationwide effort that draws attention to the importance of early literacy while setting a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. This year, on October 6, people everywhere will read the...
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    Saturn Elementary School Earns Statewide Recognition with 90% Passing Florida's Reading and Math Assessment

    ...s student population achieving a level three or higher, which is considered proficient on the FCAT, in math and reading has been higher than 80 percent since 2005 and has consistently improved. Of these successes, Miller said, “With SuccessMaker Enterprise we have been able to reach our goal of improving FCAT test scores in reading and math. In 2009, we had 89 percent of the students pass reading and 90 percent of the students pass math....
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    New Release of WriteToLearn Features Increased Support for Struggling Readers and Writers

    Pearson’s Award-Winning Online Tool for Building Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills Now Includes More Reading Passages, Over 200 New Essay Prompts Bloomington, MN, June 10, 2011 — Building strong writing and reading skills gives students the foundation for success in school, college and careers. With the launch of the newest version of: WriteToLearn, Pearson’s award-winning online tool for building writing and reading-com...
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    Saturn Elementary School Earns Statewide Recognition with 90% Passing Florida’s Reading and Math Assessment

    ...s student population achieving a level three or higher, which is considered proficient on the FCAT, in math and reading has been higher than 80 percent since 2005 and has consistently improved. Of these successes, Miller said, “With SuccessMaker Enterprise we have been able to reach our goal of improving FCAT test scores in reading and math. In 2009, we had 89 percent of the students pass reading and 90 percent of the students pass math....
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    Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation Launch We Give Books to Help Donate One Million Books to Leading Literacy Campaigns Worldwide

    ...anyone with access to the Internet to put books in the hands of children who don’t have them, simply by: reading online. The free Web site gives parents, caregivers, and educators immediate access to a growing digital collection of Penguin Group’s classic children’s literature. For every book read online, the Pearson Foundation will donate a book to a child in partnership with one of the exemplary international, national, and l...
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    Pearson Congratulates Alabama on Leading the Nation in Reading and Math Gains

    “Nation’s Report Card” Confirms Significant Increases in Student Reading Scores — 13 points in 8 years, More Than Any Other State Montgomery, AL, November 10, 2011 — The education and technology company Pearson congratulates Alabama educators on students’ dramatic improvements in math and reading, as reported by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) this past week. Also known as the “Nation’s Report Card,” the NAEP cited Ala...
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    Llama Llama Red Pajama Selected as Official 2011 Campaign Book for Jumpstart's Read for the Record

    ...n Foundation joined educators, librarians, and policy makers from across the United States at the International Reading Association Annual Convention to kick off the 2011 Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® campaign, a nationwide effort that draws attention to the importance of early literacy while setting a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. This year, on October 6, people everywhere will read the...
  • Margot Underwood

    Thousands of Students Realize Dramatic Grade-Level Gains Learning With iLit, Pearson’s Tablet-Based Reading Intervention Program

    ...Today at FETC 2015, Pearson announced that thousands students who are learning with iLit, the company’s digital reading intervention solution for grades 4-10, are realizing dramatic grade-level gains. iLit is designed to meet the national crisis of students who simply cannot read at the appropriate grade level and who, by the time they reach high school, are dropping out, checking out or acting out. iLit is the first complete instructional soluti...
  • Margot Underwood

    Pearson Collaborates With Saddleback Educational Publishing to Close Gap in Adolescent Literacy

    Saddleback’s Collection of Books on Contemporary Topics That Engage Struggling Readers Now Available on iLit Reading Intervention Program NEW YORK – Oct. 22, 2014 — Research shows that when students who don’t read at the appropriate grade level reach high school, they are at high risk of dropping out. As part of its continued commitment to closing the gap in adolescent literacy, Pearson today announced that iLit, the company’s tablet-based readi...
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    Mayors Nationwide Help Set New World Record By Reading The Children's Classic The Snowy Day

    ...tart’s Read for the Record™, a nationwide campaign to set a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. Starting this morning at the TODAY Show in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the fifth annual day of reading. Throughout the day the nation’s mayors joined children in schools, community centers, libraries, and colleges, and–for the first time ever–the campaign book i...
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    Pearson’s Reading, Writing and Math Activities Can Help Parents Keep Children Engaged All Summer Long

    ...ncy in math computation skills over the summer months. Low-income students experience an average summer loss in reading of more than two months. By utilizing age-appropriate reading, writing and mathematics materials, Pearson’s Stay-on-Track Packs are designed to prevent this backsliding and maintain kindergarten through sixth-grade students’ skill levels. The review packs keep student skills strong by providing six books to maintain...
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    SuccessMaker’s Adaptive Learning Model Accelerates Achievement for Young Learners

    ...tudent experiences repeated difficulties with new concepts. A recent independent research study on SuccessMaker Reading, conducted by Gatti Evaluation, Inc., demonstrates the way that this adaptive learning model accelerates achievement for students. The study revealed that elementary and middle school students learning with SuccessMaker significantly outperformed their peers relying on print materials on a nationally recognized assessment of rea...
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    iLit Honored as Finalist in 2013 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

    Pearson’s Core Reading Intervention Program for iPad Personalizes Learning for Struggling Students New York, NY, April 01, 2013 — iLit, Pearson’s core reading intervention program for struggling readers, is a finalist in the prestigious 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. iLit, the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad, is recognized in the Best Educational Use of a...
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    Readers Nationwide Set New World Record By Reading The Children's Classic The Snowy Day

    ...tart’s Read for the Record™, a nationwide campaign to set a new world record for the largest shared reading experience on a single day. Starting this morning at the TODAY Show in New York City, and continuing in schools, community centers, libraries, colleges, and homes, and–for the first time ever–available online at: www.wegivebooks.org, this one-day celebration brings together adults and children to showcase the role re...
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    Five Teachers Rewarded for Creatively Helping Students Avoid “Summer Slump”

    ...2011 — Five teachers with creative ideas for ensuring that students avoid the "summer slump" in reading and writing will now boost their efforts and record their results with micro-grants from WeAreTeachers and Pearson’s WriteToLearn. These talented teachers submitted their ideas on WeAreTeachers’ powerful online community, where thousands of their colleagues around the country voted for the winners of the $200 m...
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    Pearson Announces Upgrades, Based on Educator Feedback, to Award-Winning, Tablet-Based Reading Intervention Program

    Reading Levels, Engagement in Learning Soar for Pennsylvania Students Building Literacy Skills With iLit NEW YORK — Oct. 13, 2014 — At Pennsylvania’s York City Schools, students learning with iLit, Pearson’s tablet-based reading intervention program for grades 4-10, are more engaged and realizing great gains in developing literacy skills. Today the world’s leading learning company announced upgrades to the program, based on feedback...
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    At FETC, Pearson Announces Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition for Middle and High School

    ...pport, and Digital Tools Orlando, FL, January 31, 2011 — No surprise. Today’s texting generation is reading less. And, oh yes, what about their writing skills? Texting’s shortcut language won’t help those either. And are speaking and listening skills suffering too? Hmm. A big challenge for English teachers everywhere. “Texting lingo has infiltrated the classroom. We’re looking at a generation of tweens and teen...
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    Pearson's Web-Based Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring System, AIMSweb, Now Features Lexile Measures

    Assessment Reports From Powerful RTI Tool Offer Teachers Widely Adopted Reading Measure for Personalizing Learning Bloomington, Minn., November 10, 2011 — Pearson announced today that it is adding Lexile® measures to AIMSweb®, the company's universal screening, progress monitoring and data management system that serves as a framework for Response to Intervention (RTI). The company collaborated with MetaMetrics®, developer of The Lexil...
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    Pearson’s WriteToLearn Now Optimized for iPad, Featuring Adaptive Vocabulary Development

    ...ing online tool, will help schools tackle both head-on. Previewed at ISTE 2012 this week, Pearson’sWriteToLearn reading and writing tool is now optimized for iPad. New product features include adaptive support for vocabulary development and additional tools that make it easier for all students, but particularly English Language Learners (ELL) and struggling learners, to build literacy skills. Reading and writing material is aligned with academic...
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    New Version of WriteToLearn, Complete Online Tool for Building Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills, Debuts for Back-to-School

    ...ountry, schools and districts are investigating new strategies for putting students on the path to building the reading and writing skills necessary to meet the demands of college and careers by high school graduation. Today’s launch of: WriteToLearn™ 6.0, the newest version of Pearson’s complete online tool for building writing skills and developing reading comprehension, puts an even more powerful tool for developing 21st cent...
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    Pearson’s Highly Accurate Measure of Text Complexity Makes WriteToLearn More Powerful Tool for Attaining Common Core State Standard Literacy Skills

    Reading Maturity Metric 30 Percent More Accurate Than Previous Formulas Bloomington, Minn. January 16, 2013 As teachers around the country implement the new Common Core State Standards, WriteToLearn from Pearson provides an even more powerful tool for preparing college- and career-ready readers and writers. WriteToLearn now includes Pearson’s text complexity measure, the Reading Maturity Metric (RMM), offering 30 percent improvement over previou...
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    We Give Books to Share Free Books with School Classrooms Across Florida

    ...and families to work together to provide increased access to books for children who need them–simply by reading online. This new campaign encourages young people across the state to read as many as 50,000 books online in 30 days. For each book read online between April 5 and May 9, the Pearson Foundation will donate one book to the local Florida elementary school that the reader chooses. Read for My School Florida is the latest readin...
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    Rural Tennessee Students Make Great Strides in Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills With Web-Based Tool From Pearson

    ...literacy skills with the help of: WriteToLearn™, Pearson’s web-based tool for building writing and reading-comprehension skills. “We’re having great success with WriteToLearn across the curriculum,” said Steve Lindsey, principal of Henderson County’s Lexington High School, which began using the tool three years ago. “Our students respond well to it, and our writing scores are showing solid improvement.&#...
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    Pearson Foundation Releases New Research on Digital Literacy Among Young Children

    ...lobal interconnectedness. “Opportunities to develop emergent literacy skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing – surround young children across the globe. From the one-rupee video game rooms in the Dharavi slums of Mumbai, India, to the cybercafés of Condega in the mountains of rural Nicaragua, to the Save the Children/CESVI Internet connections in the Ecole Medina Gounass shantytown of Dakar, Senegal, to the ev...
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    Pearson Unveils Enhancements to WriteToLearn

    Innovative Web-Based Tool for Building Strong Readers and Writers Now Features Hundreds More Essay Topics and Reading Passages Boulder, Colo.,: March 23, 2010 — For all U.S. high school graduates to be college- and career-ready, strong reading and writing skills are the golden ticket. Today Pearson unveiled hundreds of additions to the reading and essay-writing capabilities of: WriteToLearn™, the company’s complete online tool...
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    National Center on Response to Intervention Now Includes Pearson’s Reading and Math Diagnostic Assessments as Approved RTI Solutions

    ...Pearson today announced that the National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRTI) now includes GRADE™ (Group Reading Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation) and GMADE™ (Group Mathematics Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation). NCRTI reviewed GRADE and GMADE as a part of its annual evaluation of Reading Screening Tools, and gave the diagnostic assessments the highest possible rating for reliability. “Pearson is honored to have GRADE and GMADE earn...
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    Pearson Leverages Power of Mobile Learning, Research-Based Instructional Approach to Close High School Literacy Gap

    Miami Dade Public Schools Among First to Adopt iLit, New Core Reading Program for Struggling Readers on iPad ORLANDO – Jan. 30, 2013 – Taking a bold step toward closing this country's adolescent literacy gap, Pearson today launched iLit, its new core reading program for struggling readers. Featured at FETC 2013, iLit is the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad, offering each student personalized lear...
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    Military Families to Benefit from “Now You’re Thinking” Reading Campaign

    ...here can help make a difference in the lives of U.S. military families through the “Now You’re Thinking” online reading campaign from the Pearson Foundation and We Give Books. From now through September 30th, for every children’s book read for free online at http://www.wegivebooks.org, the Pearson Foundation will donate a new hardcover or paperback book to one of three non-profits that support military families year round: the Pat Tillman Foundat...
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    New York City Educator Kristen Greco Honored With WeAreTeachers-WriteToLearn Sponsorship Award

    Charter School Teacher Will Leverage Pearson’s Writing and Reading-Comprehension Tool to Accelerate Reading Skills of Struggling Students BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (PRWEB) December 13, 2011 — When reading-intervention special educator Kristen Greco spotted a contest on WeAreTeachers to win a subscription to WriteToLearn®, Pearson’s award-winning web-based literacy tool, she knew she had to enter. With many of her sixth- through eighth-grade stude...
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    Pearson Reacquires Reading, MA Development Site

    Former Addison Wesley Longman Campus for Sale; National Development to Serve as Advisor to Pearson Reading, MA,: January 8, 2010 — Pearson obtained ownership today of the former Addison Wesley Longman campus located near the junction of Routes I-93 and I-95 (Route 128) at Route 28 in Reading, MA. The site was reacquired from an affiliate of Newton-based National Development following an extended delay of National Development’s plans...
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    Pearson’s NES (National Evaluation Series) Teacher Certification Tests Now Available at 1,000 Secure Test Centers Worldwide

    ...demic standards. The NES tests are comprehensive exams covering areas ranging from essential academic skills in reading, writing, mathematics and technology literacy to emerging needs in elementary reading instruction and teaching English to speakers of other languages. “As our national focus on preparing all students for success in college and careers continues to intensify, there is also increased attention being paid to preparing new teachers...
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    Teachers Empower Students to Master Common Core State Standards With WriteToLearn From Pearson

    ...think critically, a core skill delineated in the Common Core State Standards, while developing the writing and reading comprehension skills required by the more rigorous learning goals. WriteToLearn introduces engaging Visual Writing Prompts across all grade-levels and types, including argumentative, allowing students to make a visual connection to the topic they are being asked to write about. For example, the prompt, “Explain the educati...
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    Mobile County School District Invests Federal Stimulus Dollars in Local Teachers

    Collaboration with Pearson Focused on Improving Elementary Students’ Reading Skills Mobile, Ala., February 9, 2010 — President Barack Obama, in his State of the Union address, stressed the “need to invest in the skills and education of our people” and said that “the best anti-poverty program is a world-class education.” Echoing those words, the President and Education Secretary Arne Duncan released billions of...
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    Pearson's AIMSweb Launches New Reports Tying Assessment to Instructional Recommendations

    ...ention (RTI) system, now provides a series of new reports that links AIMSweb benchmark data for early literacy, reading, and math to Pearson’s proven instructional programs. Available immediately, AIMSweb’s new reports help teachers place their K-8 students within Pearson curriculum based on assessment outcomes, discover additional Pearson instructional resources available for students at all instructional levels, and make assessment...
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    Georgia Middle Schoolers Improve Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills with Pearson's WriteToLearn

    ...ne instructional and assessment tool from the education services and technology company Pearson, to build their reading comprehension and writing skills, as seen in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9uQS7ba84M. With WriteToLearn, Georgia middle schoolers are actually enjoying themselves as they practice essay writing and summarization skills on classroom computers. “I like WriteToLearn because it helped me immensely with writing...
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    New Word Prediction Tools in WriteToLearn Provide Increased Support for Building Literacy Skills

    ...d career.” WriteToLearn’s other built-in language tools from Texthelp act as a personal tutor to help alleviate reading difficulties. The toolbar includes an embedded picture/text dictionary, spot word translation, and text-to-speech, which allows the student to hear highlighted text read aloud. The combination of visual and audio input has been shown to improve comprehension for struggling students, and assists English learners as well. WriteToL...