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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… Continue reading

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

K-6 Program Coherent with Newest “Publishers’ Criteria” 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 Str… Continue reading

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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…. Continue reading

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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 rec… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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

Company Scientists Use Intensive 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… Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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We Give Books and Jumpstart's Read for the Record to Set New Digital Reading Record

is credit repair legal More ways to read, give and participate 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 … Continue reading

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Pearson Launches Next Generation of Proven Personalized Reading and Math Solution for K-8 Learners

…als and graduating college and career ready. To continue to support educators in this critical mission, Pearson today 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 estimatin… Continue reading

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North Carolina Approves Pearson's Common Core State Standards Reading/English Language Arts Programs for Grades K-12

Digital, Print Instruction Built to New English Language Arts State Standards Raleigh, NC, April 4, 2011 — One of the first states 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 Co… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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More Than Two Million People Break World Reading Record to Combat Nation's Early Education Crisis

6th Annual Jumpstart’s Read for the Record focuses attention on the importance of early education and school preparedness BOSTON, MA – Jumpstart’s Read for the Record® 2011 campaign, presented 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,… Continue reading

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Llama Llama Red Pajama Selected as Official 2011 Campaign Book for Jumpstart's Read for the Record

Nationwide celebration on October 6 invites millions to set a new world record while focusing attention on early literacy. Orlando, FL, May 12, 2011 — This week, Jumpstart, Penguin Books, and the Pearson 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 effo… Continue reading

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Mayors Nationwide Help Set New World Record By Reading The Children's Classic The Snowy Day

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record focuses attention on the importance of early literacy New York, NY, October 7, 2010 — Today, mayors across the U.S. took part in Jumpstart’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 readin… Continue reading

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Saturn Elementary School Earns Statewide Recognition with 90% Passing Florida's Reading and Math Assessment

… scores from the 2008-09 school year,” said Saturn Elementary School Principal Michael Miller. Saturn’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 read… Continue reading

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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

…r. Visitors to the site will determine the volume shared with each organization, because each time parents and young people read a new book, they have the opportunity to select the organization on whose behalf they wish their reading to support. In this way,: We Give Books creates shared experiences among parents and their young children that have the potential to impact a life of giving a correlation supported by a research poll of parents … Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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Five Teachers Rewarded for Creatively Helping Students Avoid “Summer Slump”

WeAreTeachers and Pearson’s WriteToLearn® Award Micro Grants to Support Summer Learning Bloomington, MN, July 18, 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&… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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Readers Nationwide Set New World Record By Reading The Children's Classic The Snowy Day

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record focuses attention on the importance of early literacy New York, NY, October 7, 2010 — Today, adults and children across the country are taking part in Jumpstart’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 center… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Reading, Writing and Math Activities Can Help Parents Keep Children Engaged All Summer Long

…y’s Center for Summer Learning shows that young people lose approximately 2.6 months of grade-level equivalency 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-g… Continue reading

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New Version of WriteToLearn, Complete Online Tool for Building Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills, Debuts for Back-to-School

Boulder, CO, September 8, 2010 – With the recent launch of the Common Core Standards for K-12 education and their rapid adoption by states around the country, 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 P… Continue reading

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At FETC, Pearson Announces Prentice Hall Literature Common Core Edition for Middle and High School

Innovative Language Arts Program Helps Students Master New Learning Standards with Personalized Learning Paths, Increased Teacher Support, 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 En… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker’s Adaptive Learning Model Accelerates Achievement for Young Learners

…ial practice in an area of difficulty, presentation of brief tutorials and review of prerequisite skills, when a student 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 SuccessMa… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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Rural Tennessee Students Make Great Strides in Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills With Web-Based Tool From Pearson

WriteToLearn Supports New Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts Lexington, KY, March 23, 2011 — Whether studying history, science or language arts, students in Henderson County Schools in rural Tennessee are making steady gains in building critical literacy skills with the help of: WriteToLearn™, Pearson’s web-based tool for building writing and reading-comprehension skills. “We’re having great succe… Continue reading

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Military Families to Benefit from “Now You’re Thinking” Reading Campaign

Pearson Foundation to donate children’s books through We Give Books website New York, NY, September 14, 2011–Readers everywhere 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 donat… Continue reading

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Pearson’s WriteToLearn Now Optimized for iPad, Featuring Adaptive Vocabulary Development

…oduct 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 literacy skills set forth in the Common Core State Standards. With the new adaptive vocabulary exercises in the summarization component of WriteToLearn, the online tool n… Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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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 learn… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Releases New Research on Digital Literacy Among Young Children

…nguage and cultural practices that enable early literacy development, making possible a new kind of personal and global 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 th… Continue reading

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We Give Books to Share Free Books with School Classrooms Across Florida

…Books, the digital initiative from the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation that enables students, teachers, 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 boo… Continue reading

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National Center on Response to Intervention Now Includes Pearson’s Reading and Math Diagnostic Assessments as Approved RTI Solutions

GRADE and GMADE Commended for Effectiveness, Validity and Reliability BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Oct. 19, 2011 – 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 di… Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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Free Online Teacher Tool for Accurately Measuring Text Difficulty Launched at ISTE 2013

Pearson Reading Maturity Metric 30 Percent More Accurate Than Existing Measures SAN ANTONIO – June 24, 2013 – Today at the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference, Pearson unveiled a free new tool that will allow teachers to measure the difficulty of texts with its Reading Maturity Metric (RMM). Developed by scientists at Pearson’s Knowledge Technologies group, the RMM provides 30 percent greater validity and rel… Continue reading

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Teachers Empower Students to Master Common Core State Standards With WriteToLearn From Pearson

…w with nearly 60 new Common Core-aligned argumentative writing prompts in WriteToLearn, students are challenged to 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 visua… Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pearson’s NES (National Evaluation Series) Teacher Certification Tests Now Available at 1,000 Secure Test Centers Worldwide

…e NES offers states a new choice in educator certification tests based on professionally reviewed and accepted academic 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 c… Continue reading

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Independent Research Confirms Accuracy, Reliability and Validity of Pearson’s Reading Maturity Metric

Instant Measure of Text Difficulty Now Available Online BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Feb. 7, 2012 – – Independent research funded by the Gates Foundation confirms that Pearson’s new Reading Maturity Metric (RMM) is highly accurate, reliable and valid. In response to the Common Core State Standards initiative, a collaborative competition sponsored by the Gates Foundation and conducted by Student Achievement Partners (SAP) was held to create and e… Continue reading

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Pearson's AIMSweb Launches New Reports Tying Assessment to Instructional Recommendations

Enhanced Reporting for Response to Intervention System Helps Teachers Make Data-driven Decisions Bloomington, Minn., December 6, 2010 — The Assessment and Information group of Pearson today announced that AIMSweb, the company’s leading web-based progress monitoring and response to intervention (RTI) system, now provides a series of new reports that links AIMSweb benchmark data for early literacy, reading, and math to Pearson’s … Continue reading

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Jumpstart's Read for the Record Makes History, 2,057,513 Set New World Record for Annual Literacy Event

Event highlights the importance of early literacy and offers digital books to teachers, children, and parents everywhere Boston, MA, November 22, 2010 — A little more than a month after the one-day reading event took place the results are now all in: Jumpstart’s Read for the Record 2010 campaign officially set a new record for the world’s largest shared reading experience. On October 7th, 2,057,513 people across the globe read … Continue reading

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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… Continue reading

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Georgia Middle Schoolers Improve Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills with Pearson's WriteToLearn

…chool in Cherokee County Georgia. Dean Rusk’s middle school students are using WriteToLearn™,: an online 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 sum… Continue reading

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New Word Prediction Tools in WriteToLearn Provide Increased Support for Building Literacy Skills

…on’s ongoing commitment to ensuring that all students graduate from high school prepared for success in college and 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 inp… Continue reading

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Global Leader Pearson Creates Leading Curriculum, Apps for Digital Learning Environments

…rp. “We’re in the middle of an exciting transformation in education, with technology fueling the movement and allowing schools to achieve this goal of personalized learning for each student.” In addition, iLit, Pearson’s core reading program aimed at closing the adolescent literacy gap, will be optimized for the Windows 8 platform. Designed based on the proven instructional model found in the Ramp Up Literacy program, which demonstrated students … Continue reading

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Nook Media Announces Strategic Investment By Pearson

… access. “We formed NOOK Media to be a leader in the exploding market for digital content,” said William Lynch, Chief Executive Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc.  “Pearson is a forward thinking company similarly focused on reading and learning, with powerful assets and a terrific management team.  We welcome their partnership in NOOK Media, and look forward to working with them and Microsoft to deliver great digital experiences for our shared … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking Pearson Collaboration with Microsoft Will Revolutionize the Power of Technology to Transform Learning Outcomes

…positive student academic behaviors. The program consists of two systems of courses — one for English Language Arts and one for Math. It includes simulations, games and interactive tools for Math, and a full spectrum of reading, writing, speaking and listening and language activities for English Language Arts. Professional development resources for teachers are built in, as is an assessment system that includes technology enabled items that… Continue reading

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Pearson Collaborates with MetaMetrics to Improve Math Learning and Ensure Global Competitiveness

…ades 3-8, and those studying Algebra I, to receive a Quantile measure from the formative assessment. Similarly, many of Pearson’s English and Language Arts assessments, including Stanford 9 & 10, Stanford Diagnostic Reading, and PASeries Reading, can report student reading ability as a Lexile® measure as one of the reporting options. Lexile measures enable educators, parents, and students to select materials that can improve readingContinue reading

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College Readiness Starts in pre-K with Waterford Early Learning

…7;s knowledge grows. Bob Roliardi, President of Pearson Digital Learning, said, "Educators nationwide are turning to Waterford to ensure that their preschool through second grade students build the early foundations in reading and math that will lay the groundwork for continued achievement with the Common Core State Standards. We know that language acquisition is particularly rapid in children aged three to five, and with personalized … Continue reading

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Cash-Strapped School Districts Use Stimulus Funds for Pearson Programs to Accelerate Learning for at-Risk Students

…ds program helps our teachers monitor student progress and listen to students’ fluency without having to sit right next to each student at the exact time the student reads. And, it helps students by giving them repeated reading and comprehension practice at their own pace, using technology, which is very motivating. But, without ARRA funding, we would not have been able to purchase this important learning tool.” With additional funds … Continue reading

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We Give Books Launches Season of Giving Initiative

The Pearson Foundation donates books to children across the world New York, NY– November 29, 2011 – During the holidays, many families celebrate the spirit of the season by helping others. This year, We Give Books is encouraging parents and children to donate books on behalf of friends and family, simply by reading online. Today We Give Books, the digital reading initiative from the Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, announced its Season … Continue reading

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America Chooses The Snowy Day as Campaign Book for Jumpstart's Read for the Record 2010

Reading Events to be Held on Thursday, October 7, 2010 in Schools and Communities Across the Country Boston, MA,: March 11, 2010 — Thousands of American’s have shown their ongoing commitment to ending the crisis in early literacy by picking up their cell phones and voting for Jumpstart’s: Read for the Record‘s official campaign book. Today Jumpstart, Penguin Young Readers Group, and the Pearson Foundation announced that T… Continue reading

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Pearson Previews New K-5 Integrated Instructional System at FETC 2013

…signed to transform the way that teaching and learning happens. Developed through a public-private partnership between Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Pearson, Forward integrates instruction across reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies, focusing on the rigors of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), with a strong emphasis on critical thinking, creativity and academic success skills. Based on the c… Continue reading

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PHLitOnline Wins Prestigious "Tech & Learning" Magazine Award of Excellence

Personalized Environment for Connecting Secondary Students With Literature Builds Literacy Skills, Fosters Love of Reading New York, January 10, 2011 — Prentice Hall Literature (PHLitOnline) took top honors in “Tech & Learning” magazine’s 2010 Awards of Excellence. Developed by: Pearson, the global leader in education, technology and services, this revolutionary, digital, personalized learning environment for middle a… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches REVEL™ to Improve Learner Outcomes in Higher Education

…lenges facing educators. These activities help foster what are commonly called 21st Century Skills that have become so vital to subsequent courses and ultimately, employers. This lack of preparation is often due to incomplete reading assignments, lack of effective practice and generally coming to class not fully prepared to do college-level work. For their part, students often say that for many of their courses, and particularly some of their ele… Continue reading

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Investigative Video Series Offers Real-Time Insight into Education Strengths of Top Performing Countries

…Education” series took place this morning in advance of formal release of the PISA results. OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to announce the standing of U.S. students in reading, math and science literacy compared to other countries around the world. The event was part of the “Education for Innovation” live digital town hall meeting held at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Each &#8… Continue reading

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Pearson Brings Home the Gold in Premier Educational Publishing Industry Awards Program

…elop a deeper understanding of the world by making personal connections to the people and places about which they are learning. WriteToLearn™, a Web-based learning tool that helps students develop writing and reading comprehension skills, won the Distinguished Achievement Award for Technology and New Media, Assessment Tools, Grades 6-8. Used for instruction and assessment, WriteToLearn is the only writing development product that… Continue reading

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Pearson Awarded Five-Year Contract Renewal for Administering California Teacher Certification Testing Programs

…r Credentialing, Pearson will continue to administer the California Subject Examinations for Teachers® (CSET®), the California Basic Education Skills Test™ (CBEST®), the California Teacher of English Learners® (CTEL®) and the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment® (RICA®) programs. The CSET tests subject matter competence, ranging from mathematics, science and social studies to more than 20 world languages. The CBEST is designed to test basic… Continue reading

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Pearson’s WriteToLearn Adds Enhanced Features for English Learners

Compton Unified School District and Hundreds of Schools Turn to WriteToLearn to Accelerate Development of Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills Bloomington, Minn. November 06, 2013 According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly 5 million students arrive in U.S. classrooms every day facing not just the challenge of meeting today’s more rigorous achievement goals, but also the hurdle of learning a new language. Considered by … Continue reading

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We Give Books to Help At-Risk Students Support Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

Pearson Foundation to Donate 50,000 Books to 150 School Districts New York, NY, September 16, 2011 — Millions of children in low-income neighborhoods don’t have books in their homes, missing out on the chance to develop crucial early literacy skills that affect their success in the classroom and in life. We Give Books, a digital reading initiative from the Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, is on a mission to change all that. We Giv… Continue reading

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Prescott after-school program students boost math, reading skills

The Daily Courier http://www.prescottaz.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1086&ArticleID=100297 … Continue reading

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MyReadingLab Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

Interactive Online Learning Program Recognized in Best Reading/English Instructional Solution Category Boston, May 02, 2011 — MyReadingLab, Pearson’s interactive online learning program for building literacy skills, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. The first and only program created specifically for developmental reading students, MyReadingLab is honored in… Continue reading

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Florida Schools and Students To Receive Free Books and Access to Free Digital Library

We Give Books ReadMobile Tour celebrating literacy across the state in anticipation of Children’s Week Celebration Jacksonville, FL, March 3, 2011 — Beginning this week in Jacksonville and culminating in early April in Tallahassee, students across the state of Florida will have the chance to learn about the importance of reading and giving. Thanks to an initiative from We Give Books, students will receive a special visit and free boo… Continue reading

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We Give Books Receives Association of Educational Publishers’ 2011 Beacon Award

Pearson Foundation and Penguin Recognized for Increasing Public Awareness of Importance of Reading and Giving WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2011) — At its annual conference, the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) awarded the prestigious Beacon Award for Excellence in Education Marketing to We Give Books, the philanthropic digital literacy initiative created by the Pearson Foundation and Penguin. AEP honored We Give Books for increasi… Continue reading

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Texas Students to Get 30,000 Free Books as ReadMobile Rolls Across State

…nated more than 81,000 books around the globe to date. We Give Books, a new digital program created by the Pearson Foundation and the Penguin Group, enables anyone with internet access to put books in the hands of children by reading a children’s book online. For each book read online, We Give Books donates a book to a children’s literacy group in the United States or around the globe. “The importance of reading to young childre… Continue reading

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For Third Straight Year Digital Courses and Personalized Learning Help Brooksville Elementary Students Ace State Standards

…terprise and Waterford Early Learning help to close this learning gap. In 2005 using Title I funds, BES implemented SuccessMaker Enterprise school wide, thereby giving all K-5 students daily supplemental education in math and reading. With Waterford Early Learning courseware, pre-k through early kindergarten students are learning early skills in math, reading and science. Both programs assess students at the beginning of the year. Once assessed, … Continue reading

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Retooled Textbooks Aim to Capture Common Core

Education Week Nov. 13, 2012 In the 2013 version of its Reading Street series, Pearson officials have excised “reader response” questions and replaced them with prompts asking students to “use examples from the text to justify your answer.” From analyzing text features, to citing evidence, to de-emphasizing personal responses to readings, such changes nod in the direction of the Common Core State Standards' English/l… Continue reading

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WriteToLearn 7.0 Goes International With Increased Support for English Language Learners

Customized Professional Development Now Available for Implementing Pearson’s Online Tool for Building Writing and Reading-Comprehension Skills Bloomington, MN, August 22, 2011 — According to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics, the number of English Language Learners (ELL) in U.S. schools has doubled over the past decade. Recognizing that more than 20 percent of today’s students come to school facing the added challenge… Continue reading

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WriteToLearn Honored With 2011 “Tech & Learning” Award of Excellence

Online Tool Improves Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills Bloomington, MN, November 14, 2011, — WriteToLearn, Pearson’s web-based literacy tool to improve reading comprehension and writing skills, is a winner of a 2011 “Tech & Learning” magazine Award of Excellence. For the second consecutive year, Pearson leads the prestigious competition, with honors for seven of its online and mobile learning tools and programs. WriteToLearn w… Continue reading

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Back to school/North: Students find change constant

… since returning to classes for 2012-13: Allegheny Valley Classes started Tuesday in the junior-senior high and Wednesday at Colfax Upper Elementary and Acmetonia Primary schools. Commencement will be June 7. A new elementary reading series, Reading Street, will help teachers build reading skills at each grade level. The elementary buildings have a new counselor and additions to technology, such as wireless Internet, two wireless laptop carts wit… Continue reading

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Johnson County Public Schools Strives to Accelerate Student Literacy Achievement With WriteToLearn From Pearson

Online Tool Supports Tennessee’s Implementation of Common Core State Standards for English/Language Arts Bloomington, MN, February 22, 2012 — With a sharp focus on accelerating student achievement in writing and reading, educators at Johnson County Public Schools in Mountain City, Tenn., recently turned to WriteToLearn®, Pearson’s award-winning web-based literacy tool, to support its efforts and help prepare students for the state wr… Continue reading

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WriteToLearn From Pearson Announces New Tools for Preparing Students for College and Career Success at ISTE 2014

… today’s rigorous standards. For back-to-school 2014, WriteToLearn will introduce an additional essay-scoring rubric that maps to college- and career-readiness and helps put students on the path to building robust writing and reading-comprehension skills. The new essay-scoring rubric establishes performance benchmarks for new types of writing prompts, beginning with argumentative essays at back-to-school time with informational and narrative essa… Continue reading

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New Survey From the Pearson Foundation Finds Dramatic Increase in Tablet Ownership Among College Students and High School Seniors

…school seniors has risen dramatically in the last year—ownership has tripled among college students (25% vs. 7% in 2011) and quadrupled among high school seniors (17% vs. 4% in 2011). The survey reveals that more students are reading digital books, and that a majority of college students (63%) and high school seniors (69%) believe that tablets will effectively replace textbooks within the next five years. The Pearson Foundation Survey on Students… Continue reading

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Response to Intervention Educational Framework Delivers Academic Success, One Student at a Time

… for every student,” said Pearson CEO of School Curriculum Peter Cohen. Pearson’s RTI solutions for math, literacy, assessment, and professional development include: Assessment: ACES, AIMS, AIMSweb, Developmental Reading Assessment 2 (DRA2), KeyMath3 and MathXL® for School Elementary Literacy: Good Habits, Great Readers; OnTarget!, My Sidewalks, QuickReads, Reading Street, Words Their Way, Waterford Early Reading, and SuccessMake… Continue reading

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Research Confirms College- and Career-readiness Starts with Math in Pre-K

Pearson’s Opening the World of Learning for America’s Youngest Learners Infused with Rigorous Math, Science and Reading Content New York, NY, February 21, 2011 — For decades, educators’ focus on early learning was always centered on reading skills; now, research* reveals that math preparedness is the best predictor for student success in school. Leading: early childhood education experts recently developed a new pre-… Continue reading

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Proven Working Memory Training Program Launches for U.S. Schools

…e the effects of Cogmed training. “Children with poor working memory skills struggle to complete many common classroom activities that require large amounts of information to be held in mind, and typically fall behind in both reading and math at school. In our research, working memory scores improved for the majority of these children immediately after completing the Cogmed program and were sustained for a further six months without any additiona… Continue reading

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Association of Educational Publishers Honors Pearson for Innovation, Quality, Digital Learning Tools

… in grades K-8 to develop a deeper understanding of the world by making personal connections to the people and places about which they are learning. Prentice Hall Literature Online (PHLitOnline), a finalist in the Curriculum, Reading and Language Arts, Grades 9-12 category, is a revolutionary digital, personalized learning environment for middle and high school students that simplifies planning, assessing and reporting. Prentice Hall Algebra 1, G… Continue reading

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Powerful Web-Based Tool for Improving Student Achievement to More Than 200,000 Young Learners in Clark County

… — quick, accurate, valid and reliable assessments of basic academic skills for universal screening and progress monitoring — in all of the academic content areas offered within AIMSweb such as early literacy, reading, language arts (spelling and writing), early numeracy and math. The contract also includes access to AIMSweb’s robust, web-based data management and reporting system, web-based scoring tools, and AIMSweb tra… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Next Generation of Comprehensive System for K-12 Screening, Progress Monitoring, Data Management and Reporting at FETC 2013

…of brief assessment measures overall performance of key foundational skills at each grade level and draws upon more than 30 years of scientific research that demonstrates both its versatility to provide accurate prediction of reading and math achievement as well as its sensitivity to growth. This data is delivered through a brand new, state-of-the-art interface, featuring dynamic and interactive screens, and hovers that allow teachers to quickly … Continue reading

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Summer Learning Day is June 21st — Fun Summer Learning Activities for Kids: So You Think You Can Get Artsy This Summer?

…demy. “A report by the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies points to several studies highlighting how the Arts support more traditional academic concepts. For example, dramatic enactment of literature was shown to  build reading comprehension; high school students who studied dance outperformed non-dancers on measures of creative thinking, especially in the categories of fluency, originality and abstract thought; the critical skills of obser… Continue reading

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Pearson Connects Digital Solution for Response to Intervention to Common Core Math

…ministrators to assess and monitor student progress, address deficiencies, and recheck results quickly and often. AIMSweb provides multiple assessments designed to efficiently benchmark and progress-monitor academic skills in reading, writing and math for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. A key component of AIMSweb is a method of monitoring student progress through frequent, short assessments of basic skills. Administration takes bet… Continue reading

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FT Press Delivers Launches New Business and Career Application on LinkedIn for Site's More Than 80 Million Users

…nd are published in partnership with New Word City, (www.newwordcity.com). New Word City contributes 10 percent of its profits to literacy causes. The app also offers users “tips of the week,” alerting them to new reading material and providing the ability to house the material on their “E-bookshelf.” Users can keep track of what they are reading or planning to read via their “reading list,” or consult Top 10 r… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Award-Winning Online Tool Now Provides Improved Detection and Correction of Grammar and Mechanics

New Version of WriteToLearn Showcased at 2012 International Reading Association Conference Chicago, April 30, 2012 — Good grammar is fundamental to good writing. However, today’s students, who live in a world of texting, instant messaging and “tweeting,” are often lacking strong grammar skills. Now with the newest update to Pearson’s award-winning online writing tool, WriteToLearn®, unveiled today at the International Reading Association’… Continue reading

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Pearson’s Programs and Services for Transforming Learning Take Center Stage at ISTE 2013

… learning environment. A comprehensive review of the emerging literature on flipped learning will be featured at ISTE 2013 as well as a new professional development offering, “Foundations of Flipped Learning.” iLit – A core reading program for struggling readers, and the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad. iLit offers each student personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engag… Continue reading

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Automated Scoring Technologies Instrumental to Development of Next-Generation Assessments

…declarative knowledge, Knowledge Technologies assesses writing for language skills as reflected in stylistic and mechanical aspects. Spoken responses are scored for declarative knowledge and speech quality in tasks such as reading aloud to determine fluency and in orally summarizing a reading. The most extensive applications of spoken technology are determining proficiency in speaking and understanding English as well as other languages. Wr… Continue reading

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Pearson Debuts Elementary School Apps for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch

… General Manager for Literacy. “Through these unique applications, students are empowered to learn at their own pace, in their own way.” Grammar Jammer apps were developed from a feature created for Scott Foresman Reading Street, a research-based program that provides comprehensive reading curriculum materials for pre-kindergarten through sixth grade classrooms. For a program overview of Reading Street, including a brief Grammar Jamme… Continue reading

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Pearson Hosts Free Webinars For Educators on Common Core State Standards

Expert Speakers Include Dr. Maureen McLaughlin, President-elect, International Reading Association; Ken Kay, CEO, EdLeader21; Dr. Maryellen Vogt, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Education, California State University, Long Beach, CA New York, NY, February 22, 2012 — Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced today a series of webinars designed to help educators prepare for the implementation of the Common Core Standards, t… Continue reading

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Under-Prepared College Students Boost Achievement with Pearson's English MyLabs

… according to a new report. The report,: Vision in Action, V2, documents the gains in student achievement and retention following use of Pearson’s English MyLabs, the interactive online programs for English composition, reading, writing and study skills. The MyLabs can be customized to suit each student’s level of knowledge and used in any environment–lab-based, blended and distance learning or classroom. Instructors can easily … Continue reading

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Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Honored with Multiple Awards for Curriculum Excellence

… the 2012 AEP Distinguished Achievement Award honoring excellence in learning resources. This elementary school Language Arts Whole Curriculum starts by helping Connections’ youngest students build a foundation for successful reading, with activities centered on phonics, listening, comprehension, and vocabulary instruction. Older students continue to build reading fluency and comprehension, with daily exposure to a range of works of fiction, non-… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker Honored as 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Award Finalist

…igious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. With strong correlation to the new Common Core State Standards, SuccessMaker offers students adaptive paths for building mastery of essential reading and math concepts and gives teachers important student data to support instructional decisions. SuccessMaker is a finalist in the Best K-12 Instructional Solution category. Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards ce… Continue reading

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Pearson Foundation Partners with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to Create Digital Learning Programs

Grant from Gates Foundation will help create comprehensive instructional system to prepare America’s students to meet Common Core State Standards NEW YORK–The Pearson Foundation today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support America’s teachers by creating a full series of digital instructional resources. Online courses in math and reading/English language arts will … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom Remainders Conclude Four-City Fund-raising Concert Tour To Support Education, Relief in Haiti

…racy initiative. We Give Books, a new digital initiative from the Penguin Group and the Pearson Foundation, enables 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 website gives parents, care-givers, and educators immediate access to a growing digital collection of Penguin’s classic children’s literature. For every book read online, the Pearson Foun… Continue reading

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Florida School Children to Make History of their Own, Switching to Digital Social Studies Lessons

… skills. School children also will enjoy writing and drawing in their own interactive worktexts. The printed worktext ─ belonging to each student and updated and replaced for classrooms each year ─ will encourage more engaged reading and interaction on each topic taught. Teachers will help students virtually explore history with Pearson’s middle school programs ─ America: History of Our Nation and myWorld History. The middle school programs focus… Continue reading

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Indianapolis Middle School Principal Yvonne Rambo Honored as Top in the Nation

…program to address gaps in language arts and math and directed a multi-million dollar renovation of the school building, complete with 21st century technology. Also under Rambo’s leadership, Gambold Middle School uses a reading program that is boosting achievement for students at every level – from very low readers requiring phonics instruction to those reading above grade level needing enrichment opportunities. Students are gaining, … Continue reading

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Pearson’s Virtual Conference Offers Free Front-row Access to Leading Education Experts and Latest in Digital Learning

…l feature videos and podcasts dedicated to Pearson’s digital programs, including: Waterford Early Learning — As a digital curriculum, Waterford Early Learning provides explicit, individualized instruction in reading, math, and science for learners from pre-Kindergarten through second grade. SuccessMaker — SuccessMaker is a digital solution that offers automatically differentiated instruction for learners in grades K th… Continue reading

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Pearson Unveils Enhanced Library of Resources to Help Educators Optimize Response to Intervention

… new resources and tools for helping educators optimize the proven model. : A one-step resource for RTI implementation, the site provides an overview into the RTI cycle with information about strategies for implementing it in reading and math as well as links to information about intervention strategies that address the needs of the whole learner — both academically and behaviorally. New on the site is a series of free downloadable RTI webi… Continue reading

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Classrooms of the future coming to Schuyler-Industry

…ve MacBook Air laptop computers. The district’s existing personal computers will be moved down to the elementary schools for students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Elementary schools will learn with the help of Pearson’s Reading Street program, available in digital format for students to learn from the interactive program on computers and iPads. “We’re still teaching in an antiquated system; the job world doesn’t work that way anymore,” said… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches K-5 Instructional System at FETC

… is aligned with Common Core State Standards, is intended to develop students into “well rounded” individuals. Instruction integrates academic success, creativity, and critical thinking skills into the subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, and social studies. It uses the concepts introduced in Montgomery County Public Schools' Curriculum 2.0 program and makes connections across subject areas. Joshua Starr, Montgomery's … Continue reading

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SD Unified Purchases 26,000 iPads For District Students

10News.com June 25, 2012 Nearly 26,000 Apple iPads will go to San Diego Unified School District classrooms this fall in what is being considered one of the largest iPad deployments for K-12 schools in the country. Educational applications are already available for tablets like the iPad, but iBooks turn reading, writing and arithmetic into an interactive experience. The iBooks allow students to highlight, turn notes into study cards and receive t… Continue reading

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Texas Students Realize Strong Gains in Achievement After Completing Cogmed Working Memory Training

…uggles a thing of the past. “The Cogmed training was very, very successful with our first group of students, with nearly all of them showing dramatic improvement – of 16 to 25 percent – in working memory, and related gains in reading and math scores,” said Rhonda Cunningham, the district’s specialist in school psychology. Now months after completing the Cogmed program, the students are continuing to show improvement. “The gains are holding or eve… Continue reading

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Helen Doron Educational Group Partners With Pearson to Expand Access to Premier English Language Assessments

…founded in 1985 by CEO Helen Doron, an internationally renowned linguist. “For the last quarter of a century, our focus has been on providing learners with language acquisition tools that go beyond the mere mechanics of reading and writing to emphasize the critical importance of understanding and speaking.” said Ms. Doron. “PTE General and PTE Young Learners are precisely the type of language assessment tools that take this holi… Continue reading

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MCPS and Pearson Create New Partnership to Develop Integrated College-Ready Elementary Curriculum

…ed curriculum will be aligned to the new Common Core Standards and is based upon the successful and highly rigorous curriculum already implemented in MCPS. This ground-breaking curriculum fully integrates the core subjects of reading and math with science, social studies, art, music and physical education by building a student’s critical and creative thinking and academic success skills across disciplines. The program, North Star, weaves to… Continue reading

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Free Online Tool From Pearson Helps Students Improve Achievement on AIMS

Learning Locator Ties High Stakes Assessments to Student Learning Chandler, AZ, December 12, 2011 — When Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) reports are released this month, students will have open access to a powerful new tool for improving student achievement in reading, mathematics, and science. Perspective, an award-winning online remediation and enrichment solution from Pearson, provides high-quality instructional resourc… Continue reading

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Louisiana Connections Academy to Expand

… a tool for teachers to manage and track assignments, communicate, and deliver lessons and other interactive curriculum materials,” said Principal Wood. “However, students complete many assignments ‘unplugged,’ and spend time reading textbooks, using workbooks, reading library books and doing hands-on experiments – just like at a traditional school.” Each student is supervised at home by their “Learning Coach,” usually a parent, grandparent or gu… Continue reading

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Schools and students across the country receive free children’s books and access to free digital library

We Give Books ReadMobile tour kicks off in Lone Star State Ft. Worth, TX, April 16, 2012 — Today, We Give Books kicks off its national ReadMobile tour in the Lone Star State. Students from more than 25 schools will receive a special visit and free children’s books because of their participation in the national online reading celebration called Read for My School. In February 2012, We Give Books, a digital literacy initiative from the Pengu… Continue reading

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Georgia’s James Madison Online High School Partners with Pearson to Create e-Texts for its 30,000 Students

…, as well as traditional-age high school students who may be re-enrolling to complete their schooling. The new Common Core State Standards seek to promote literacy across course disciplines and help students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. They focus more intently on developing the critical thinking aspects of mathematics, concentrating on how students are able to apply and extend math principles. Dr. Leslie Gargiulo, … Continue reading

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Local student and published author lands book signing in Washington, D.C.

… school year. Eleven-year-old Chae Humphrey has been asked to sign copies of her myStory Book work of nonfiction at a national conference for educators in Washington, D.C. this month. Chae wrote her “My Florida” story after reading “A Changing State,” a part of the new myWorld Social Studies program within Pearson’s social studies materials for elementary students. Chae wrote passionately about places and institutions near and dear to Floridian… Continue reading

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Room to Read and the Pearson Foundation Join Tim Kring and Nokia’s Conspiracy For Good

…s of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Learn more at: www.roomtoread.org. About the Pearson Foundation The Pearson Foundation extends … Continue reading

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Expanded OECD and Pearson Foundation Video Series Reveals New Strengths of Top-Performing Educational Systems

…in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) or because they have been able to improve rapidly. Every three years, PISA evaluates the skills of 15-year-old secondary students in three basic areas: reading, mathematics and science. Starting from very different levels, the countries and regions profiled have succeeded in raising their students’ performance substantially. "Like their predecessors, these videos… Continue reading

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From “the Cloud” to Student iPads, New Ed-Tech Services and Solutions Debut at Florida Technology Conference

… are seeking effective and efficient solutions that will put their students on track for college and careers. Examples of the programs and tools that they have the chance to experience hands-on at FETC include: iLit – A core reading program for struggling readers, and the first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on iPad. iLit offers each student personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engag… Continue reading

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Free Virtual Conference for Educators Provides Easy Access to Education Technology Exhibits and Live Webinars

…al technologies in a virtual exhibit hall. Featured programs will include: Waterford Early Learning – As a supplemental digital curriculum, Waterford Early Learning provides explicit, individualized instruction in reading, math, and science for learners from pre-Kindergarten through second grade that is aligned to current state and national standards. SuccessMaker – SuccessMaker is a proven digital solution that offers full K-8 … Continue reading

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Writing Scores Improve for North Carolina Middle School Students Learning With WriteToLearn From Pearson

Team From Troutman Middle School Presents Results to State Superintendent Atkinson, N.C. Board of Education Troutman, NC,: March 2, 2010 — Troutman Middle School students are building the writing skills necessary for success in our globally competitive society by learning with: WriteToLearn™, an award-winning Web-based writing and reading comprehension tool from the education, technology and services company, Pearson. For more than a… Continue reading

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Award-winning SuccessMaker Digital Program for Grades K-8 Now Available Online

Latest Innovation Extends the Learning Day, Improves Data-driven Decision Making Philadelpha, PA — June 27 — Today at the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference in Philadelphia, the education services and technology company Pearson announced that its digital K-8 program for mathematics and reading, SuccessMaker, will be available online. Ready for the 2011-2012 school year, school districts… Continue reading

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Vote for Summer Learning!

…n even share their poems with the President. Visit the White House website to learn how to mail letters to the President. And, as always, read with your children – Research from the United States Dept. of Education shows that reading to children is “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading.” Libraries offer many children’s books about government, the election process, presidents, and m… Continue reading

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Pearson and Xirrus Announce Partnership to Deliver Wireless Learning to Schools

…all of us who are vested in creating and employing the latest technologies to advance the education and future of our young people.” Roliardi noted that the Waterford Early Learning digital program provides personalized reading, science and math instruction to students in kindergarten through second grade and that the SuccessMaker instructional software offers adaptive, personalized paths for mastery of reading and math for grades K-8. He s… Continue reading

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New research shows 'cute' doesn't cut it in preschool; Studies reveal math in pre-K is top predictor of school success

Dallas-area teachers participating in mock classroom taught by renowned Texas early childhood education expert Tuesday Irving, TX, September 21, 2010 – Parents and teachers know the importance of reading to young children, but compelling new research shows that early exposure to math is an even more “powerful predictor of later learning,” affecting their chances of going to college. Dallas-area teachers will learn how to effect… Continue reading

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New Classroom Materials to Help Teachers Reduce Achievement Gap Among Texas' Fastest-Growing Group of Students

…ate Board of Education for use in Texas classrooms. The state’s decision to approve the Pearson materials -the only K-8 ESL programs that come in both print and digital editions- will help teachers build students’ reading comprehension, vocabulary, and oral and written communication skills while reinforcing the state’s rigorous Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum and College and Career Readiness Standards. Usi… Continue reading

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Schools Facing Learning Crisis Spawned by Internet

…ach students important skills such as how to use Internet search engines and how to decipher the information they receive, he added. “The challenge is we’re not preparing kids in the classroom for these new online reading skills. If kids are largely going to use the Internet now and in the future, these skills for online comprehension” must be included in what teachers teach,” Leu said. Educators can use strategies to help… Continue reading

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MEDIA ADVISORY: New Instructional Materials for Texas Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms Premiering at State Capitol Tuesday

…, a veteran teacher of nearly 40 years and professor emeritus of education at the University of Houston. “Children’s brains are growing at a rapid rate in the pre-school years, and immersing them in math, science, reading, and more — inviting them to become explorers of their world — helps them to not only learn facts and figures, but to recognize their own ability to learn and discover throughout their school years.&#8221… Continue reading

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Pearson, Intel Capital and Ascend Venture Group Invest in Innovative Educational Game Designer, Tabula Digita

… about 25 products and services throughout Pearson’s businesses, including Penguin eBooks on Nintendo DS; Family Education Network’s hugely-popular Poptropica; quizzes and word games as part of the digital path of Reading Street, a reading program for young learners; and Criminal Justice Interactive, an experimental learning environment for higher education students in criminal justice. “Gaming is a central part of Pearson&#8217… Continue reading

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Pearson Math Efficacy Report Recognizes Educators and Institutions Using Personalized Learning Solutions to Improve Learner Outcomes

… at University of Alabama, Dr. Robert Olin, said, “Administrations need to realize that redesign is unique to each institution. You have to be patient. Our progress has continued and our numbers go up more every semester.” At Reading Area Community College, use of MyMathLab adaptive learning features has a positive effect on its students’ attitudes towards math. The system of personalized learning provides each student with exactly the content he… Continue reading

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Educators Offered Free Webinar on Striving Readers Grant as Federal Funds Flow into States

… limited-English-proficient students and students with disabilities. Grant funding can be spent on effective literacy instruction through professional development, screening and assessment, targeted interventions for students reading below grade level and other researc best things to do when your ex breaks up with you h-based methods of improving classroom instruction and practice. Information about which Pearson programs and services meet Strivi… Continue reading

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Pearson School Partners with Tikatok, Barnes and Noble’s Online Children’s Publishing Platform

…or Digital Storytelling: Tools for Children. By fully integrating Tikatok’s StorySpark™ proprietary system, myWorld Social Studies will enable students to develop critical skills including writing proficiency; vocabulary and reading comprehension; creative, independent and inventive thinking; collaboration, social interaction, and personal communication; and creation of high-quality products. As they review the student-created digital books, te… Continue reading

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Texas teachers reinventing the classroom experience, trading traditional textbooks and lectures for personalized, interactive resources headed to schools next year

… drawing in their own interactive “worktexts,” which replace traditional textbooks. The printed worktexts—belonging to each student and updated and replaced for classrooms each year—are designed to help encourage more engaged reading and interaction on each topic. Teachers can access online lesson plans, games, vocabulary-building apps, songs and other resources for students. Activity-based math and social studies resources integrate reading and … Continue reading

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Hackettstown Students Hit Their Learning Stride with Pearson's SuccessMaker and Waterford Early Learning

New Jersey Learners Improve Math and Reading Achievement with Personalized Digital Programs New York, October 25, 2010 — “One day I observed our kindergarten and first-grade students leaving the computer lab. Their chins were up in the air; they’re looking at their parents dead in the eye with big smiles on their faces and with their chests all puffed up. They felt proud of themselves, and they felt special.” That’s… Continue reading

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Navitas Turns to Pearson's Versant to Assess Student English Language Abilities

Australia's Largest Provider of E-Education & Training to Evaluate 25,000 Annually With Premier Language Assessment Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) August 29, 2011 — Navitas, the largest provider of Education and Training in Australia, today announced the selection of Pearson's Versant™ English Placement Test to evaluate English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills across all of its programs. Each year, Navitas helps more… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker Wins 2010 "Tech & Learning" Magazine's Award of Excellence

…a learning environment that puts them all on the road to academic success. A highly engaging, animated, research-based, supplemental curriculum solution, SuccessMaker is designed to support classroom instruction in elementary reading and mathematics. Used in conjunction with a school’s core reading or math program, it provides schools with a 21st century approach toward learning that accommodates learners with a wide range of needs, includi… Continue reading

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Minnesota Turns to Pearson to Develop, Manage New Generation of Teacher Licensure Tests

…ducator licensure assessments of basic skills, pedagogical and subject-area knowledge. All Minnesota K-12 teacher candidates for an initial license in the state are required to pass the basic skills test, which includes reading, writing and mathematics subtests, as well as pedagogy and content knowledge tests. Thirty-three of the 37 tests in the MTLE program are offered at Pearson computer-based test centers in Minnesota and across … Continue reading

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Anadarko School District 120 Upgrades to Pearson's New PowerSchool® — Studio Edition

…re looking for an assessment platform that could tie together the various types of student data that we must have in order to guide instruction and that also would provide an aligned test item bank that could be used for K-12 reading and math benchmark tests and formative assessments,” said Cindy Hackney, Anadarko assistant superintendent. “We had also been searching for a system that could incorporate both academic and behavior data … Continue reading

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Science for YouTube Generation of Students to Surge into Louisiana Classrooms

…eachers closely monitor individual student progress. The program provides guides for teachers to differentiate instruction for each student based on his or her understanding of the lessons and activities to reinforce math and reading throughout the science course. From its rigorous curriculum to engaging online virtual labs and close monitoring of student progress, Pearson’s science instructional materials are scientifically researched and … Continue reading

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30,000 Brains Are Better Than One: Alleyoop’s New Super Brain Helps Kids Learn Better

BOSTON, MA — June 6 — Think about your favorite teacher — she likely does a great job reading how you’re doing and scaling the work appropriately. What makes her guidance even more effective is the classroom setting, where other students can chime in and create a collective learning environment. This dynamic doesn’t translate well into the online learning world. Until now. Today Alleyoop — the online, game-inf… Continue reading

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Pearson Supports Advanced Placement Summer Institute Training for Teachers

…sities, and high school classrooms throughout the county. Among the educational resources offered by Pearson are MyLabs/Mastering digital programs, including a number of 2011 SIIA CODiE Award finalists: MyReadingLab (Best Reading/English Instructional Solution) MyWorld Geography (Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution) MyMathLab Algebra I and II (Best Mathematics Instructional Solution) MyLiteratureLab (Best Postsecondary Instruction… Continue reading

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Making the Grade: Cabarrus County Schools Sees Student Learning Outcomes Soar With Web-Based Benchmark and Progress Monitoring System

…ned through the benchmarks, and focusing instruction according to student needs we have seen significant statistical growth in early literacy skills. The establishment of these early literacy skills has had a direct impact on reading fluency in the early grades. For example, in 2008-2009 1st grade students began the year averaging 30.8 words read correct per minute. In 2009-2010 1st grade student began the year averaging 36.0 words read correct p… Continue reading

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Beyond Bricks and Mortar: Pearson's Distributed Scoring Program to Mark a Milestone in 2010 with 100 Millionth Score Assigned

…perational model due to a growing customer base and a keen interest in the continued recruitment of only top-quality scorers. Now, Pearson professional scorers throughout the nation score performance items, including writing, reading, and mathematics assessments; college entrance essays; and English language learner assessments, from their homes. “Overall, the decision to expand beyond bricks-and-mortar scoring facilities dovetails well wit… Continue reading

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MyLiteratureLab Selected as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…and more time working with their students. Students using MyLiteratureLab learn to critically analyze literature and improve their literary research and writing. MyLiteratureLab features full-length films, interactive, guided readings of key works and a Composing space complete with a Writer’s Toolkit of resources. One of the most popular features for students is 60 lectures by authors from the Pearson Longman textbook series. These narrate… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads “Tech & Learning” Magazine’s Awards of Excellence for Fourth Consecutive Year

…ning support, engaging interactivities, and reward systems that motivate students and track progress. The strategies and scaffolding in iLit, when implemented to fidelity, can yield as high as a two-grade-level improvement in reading achievement. Earning the Award of Excellence for Best Upgraded Program for the third consecutive year, Pearson’s WriteToLearn exemplifies the company’s commitment to continually enhancing its proven programs. Pearson… Continue reading

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Pearson's Waterford Early Learning, SuccessMaker and NovaNET All Enhanced to Meet Student Needs in the New School Year

…oliardi, President of Pearson’s Digital Learning. The enhancements start with digital learning in the early grades with Waterford Early Learning, a curriculum solution from Pearson designed to build early foundations in reading, math and science for grades K through 2. Beginning this month, Waterford Early Learning will now include Improvements in the pacing and responsiveness of the curriculum based on the Waterford Institute’s ana… Continue reading

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Science Comes to Life for Middle Schoolers in Wisconsin with New "Interactive Science" Curriculum

…ienceOnline.com, Racine’s teachers can manage their classes, assign homework, track student progress, customize lesson plans, and further individualize learning with tools like MyReadingWeb, which offers standards-based readings match to a student’s reading level — all with the click of a mouse. “Interactive Science is a cutting-edge program that can help Racine’s students gain a better command of science while ensur… Continue reading

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Hartford Schools Introduce Custom Science Program for Grades 1 and 2

New Curriculum from Pearson Invigorates Instruction, Aligns with State Standards and District’s Academic Priorities; Young Students’ Reading Skills Reinforced within Science Instruction Hartford, CT, September 2, 2010 — Back-to-school in: Hartford Public Schools now includes a new customized science program for first- and second-graders, specifically created to invigorate instruction for the district’s young learners. The… Continue reading

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Georgia Educator Certification Test Now Available Via Computer-Based Testing

…lls assessment is now available via computer-based testing (CBT). Developed in collaboration with the education, technology and services company, Pearson, the GACE Basic Skills assessment is a test of candidate proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. A passing score on the GACE Basic Skills assessment is used by institutions of higher education in Georgia as an admission requirement for entry into teacher preparation programs, as well as… Continue reading

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Math Doesn't Have to Be a Four Letter Word

…erly Walters of Mississippi State University, where the average success rate has increased by 14 percentage points, the average exam score has increased by 12 points and the average withdrawal rate has been cut in half. At Reading Area Community College, administrators have noted significant improvements in student success, including increases in the average grade point, the percentage of students earning an A, B or C and retention rates fo… Continue reading

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NovaNET Courseware Helps English Language Learners, Struggling Readers Master Content, Build Literacy Skills With Texthelp’s Text-to-Speech Technology

…ogy embedded in NovaNET Courseware levels the playing field for all students when it comes to learning content while building language skills. Now, NovaNET Courseware provides even greater support for students struggling with reading and writing difficulties and learning disabilities, and those learning the English language.” Serving more than 3 million students over the past 10 years, the award-winning NovaNET provides personalized, comprehensiv… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches PTE Academic Professional Partner Program

…nment where academic English is the primary language of communication. “The rapid, widespread acceptance of PTE Academic is a testament to the critical need for an accurate measurement of the English language listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities of non-native speakers,” said Mark Anderson, President, Global Strategy and Business Development, Pearson Education International. “Our new PTE Academic Professional Partne… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads “Tech & Learning” Awards of Excellence for Third Consecutive Year

…rams, WriteToLearn and Pearson  Compass Suite, were recognized in the Best Upgraded Products Category. Earning its third Award of Excellence, WriteToLearn is the complete online tool for building writing skills and developing reading comprehension for students in grades 4-12. With WriteToLearn, students practice essay writing and summarization skills, and their efforts are measured by Pearson's Knowledge Analysis Technologies (KAT) engine. T… Continue reading

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Pearson to develop frameworks for OECD’s PISA student assessment for 2015

…learning tools and testing programs help to educate more than 100 million people worldwide. Together with the OECD, Pearson has formed international panels of experts in science, collaborative problem solving, mathematics and reading to define the competencies, understanding and reasoning that students should be tested on in 2015, involving academics from thirteen different countries representing a spread across five continents. For media enquiri… Continue reading

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Pearson Test of English Academic Recognized by Tulane University's Freeman School of Business

… international test development, in-depth research, and proven, proprietary automated scoring technologies to develop PTE Academic. The test fills a critical need for an accurate measurement of the English language listening, reading, speaking and writing abilities of non-native speakers. PTE Academic delivers real-life measures of test takers’ language proficiency to universities, higher education institutions, government departments and o… Continue reading

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The CollegeBound Network's New International Student Portal, MyGlobalEducation.com, Partners with Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

…heir student and higher education customers and we welcome them to our Professional Partner program.” Pearson developed PTE Academic to fill a critical need for an accurate measurement of the English language Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers. In order to best serve its higher education customers and the test taker community, Pearson launched the PTE Academic Professional Partner Program to develop a … Continue reading

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Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools students to get new digital curriculum

…riculum to light up those devices with exciting learning programs. Students will use Pearson’s highly interactive digits, enVisionMATH and MyMathLab programs for mathematics. For English language arts, NRMPS students will use Reading Street, Prentice Hall Literature and Writing Coach programs. NRMPS teachers will use Pearson’s interactive texts, videos, animations and other features in the digital instructional programs to provide more dynamic, p… Continue reading

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Pearson and Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools Partner to Accelerate Quality Civics Education

…of high school seniors – the nation’s newest voters – and nearly 80 percent of eighth-graders scored below the proficient level. “Our research demonstrates that civic learning is as critical to workforce preparation as strong reading and math skills,” said Ted McConnell, Executive Director, Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools. “We are excited to embark on this collaboration with Pearson that will allow us to take our work to the next level…. Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates Five School District Finalists for Prestigious Broad Prize

…think tanks and foundations selected the 2010 finalists. In the 2010 Broad Prize finalist districts, African-American, Hispanic and low-income students outperformed their statewide counterparts in 2009 on state assessments in reading and math. The districts also made progress in closing academic achievement gaps among minority and low-income students and all five districts made significant gains in preparing students academically for college. Abo… Continue reading

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New Pearson Website Offers Free Resources and Professional Development to Help Teachers of English Language Learners

… recognize that our teachers need additional resources and training to meet the needs of these children, and help them be successful in the classroom and beyond.” All of Pearson’s K-12 curriculum programs, such as Reading Street and enVisionMATH, have built-in ELL support that assists with the development of English while facilitating the mastery of subject matter. Pearson also offers Longman’s Cornerstone and Keystone, programs… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Pearson Forward…

…signed to transform the way that teaching and learning happens. Developed through a public-private partnership between Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and Pearson, Forward integrates instruction across reading, writing, mathematics, science and social studies, focusing on the rigors of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), with a strong emphasis on critical thinking, creativity and academic success skills. For more show … Continue reading

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Pearson Leads the Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards With 18 Finalist Honors

…rning Solution Schoolnet – Best K-12 Enterprise Solution Schoolnet EDS – Best Professional Learning Solution for Education WriteToLearn – Best Student Assessment Solution Writing Coach © 2012 iBooks for Grades 9 and 10 – Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution The SIIA membership will vote for finalists in each category and the 2014 CODiE Award winners will be announced at the  Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 13. About Pe… Continue reading

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Higher Education Institutions Improve Learning Outcomes, Using Pearson’s Technology and Content Solutions

…hieving overall course grades of A or B, indicating that many more students are demonstrating mastery of the material. Associate Psychology Professor Danae Hudson, Ph.D., Missouri State University, said, “Because students are reading the textbook and actively engaging with the material in MyPsychLab outside of class, they’ve started coming to class better prepared and more willing to participate in class discussions.” This report shows that the M… Continue reading

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2014 SIIA CODiE Award Finalists Include Pearson’s Solutions Aimed at Leveraging Insights to Improve Learning Outcomes

…ducators Pearson Writer – Best Postsecondary Learning Solution Propero – Best Postsecondary Personalized Learning Solution WriteToLearn – Best Student Assessment Solution Writing Coach © 2012 iBooks for Grades 9 and 10 – Best Reading/English/ELL Instructional Solution The SIIA membership will vote for finalists in each category and the 2014 CODiE Award winners will be announced at the Ed Tech Industry Summit in San Francisco on May 13. About Pear… Continue reading

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More Than 1,000 Programs Worldwide Now Recognize Pearson's New State-of-the-Art Measure of English Language Ability

…s, in-depth research and proven, proprietary automated scoring technologies to develop PTE Academic. The test fills a critical gap by providing a state-of-the-art, accurate measure of the English language speaking, listening, reading and writing abilities of non-native speakers. “In less than a year since PTE Academic was announced, many of the world’s most prestigious colleges and universities are turning to our test to measure the E… Continue reading

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Sochi Winter Olympic Games Become a Teachable Moment With New Resources on Pearson’s Online Learning Exchange Community Platform

Project-Based lesson plans feature sporting events, athletes and competing countries Orlando January 29, 2014 The Sochi Winter Olympics are right around the corner and now the games will become a “teachable moment” with free educational resources available at Pearson’s OLEcommunity.com blog, announced today at FETC 2014. Looking at the historic games from a science, social studies, reading and math perspective, the resources expand Pearson’s Onl… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads the 2010 SIIA CODiE Education Awards Competition With 13 Finalists

…udents in grades K-8 can develop a deeper understanding of the world by making personal connections to the people and places about which they are learning. Prentice Hall Literature Online (PHLitOnline), a finalist in the Best Reading/English Instructional Solution category, is a revolutionary digital, personalized learning environment for middle and high school students that simplifies planning, assessing and reporting. PowerSchool is the fastest… Continue reading

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Pearson Unveils New Spoken Chinese Test

…uage proficiency.” The Spoken Chinese Test utilizes the same technology as Pearson’s Versant Tests. Test takers listen to recorded spoken questions from native Chinese speakers and must respond in real-time. The tasks involve reading aloud, identifying different tones, repeating sentences, and listening and summarizing passages. Several minutes after completing the test, the test taker or administrator receives an overall score, as well as subsco… Continue reading

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New York Higher Education Institutions Improve Learning Outcomes, Using Pearson’s Technology and Content Solutions

…arning in a number of ways, including the ability to do the following: increase success and retention rates, enable early intervention, enhance critical thinking and problem-solving skills, improve completion rate of assigned reading and homework, improve test-taking skills, integrate personalized learning with Adaptive Follow-Up, reduce time- and labor-intensive homework grading, redesign multiple courses/change course format, andtrack and quant… Continue reading

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FT Press Announces Electronic Publishing Imprint, FT Press Delivers, Offering Insights from Today's Leading Business Minds

…ble via Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and the Sony ebookstore Elements are 1,000 to 2,000 words, Shorts are 4,000 to 5,000 words Elements are priced at $1.99, Shorts at $2.99 “We understand that the way consumers are reading and acquiring need-to-know information is changing. Through Elements and Shorts, people get what they need when they need it,” said Timothy C. Moore, VP and Publisher, FT Press and: FT Press Delivers. “We… Continue reading

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Pearson Unveils Get Ready to Read!-Revised, a Powerful, Practical Early Literacy Screening Tool

…te early literacy screening and instructional activities into early childhood education, child care, and family support programs nationwide. Its vision is that all children are screened for early literacy skills and potential reading difficulties during the preschool years as routinely as they are screened for hearing and vision problems. For more information about the National Center for Learning Disabilities, visit their web site:: http://www.L… Continue reading

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Tech & Learning Magazine Honors Four Pearson Digital Solutions in 32nd Annual Awards of Excellence

…ember 2014 issue of “Tech & Learning” magazine, as well as on its website. Honored for the second consecutive year, the iLit mobile app is a comprehensive digital literacy solution designed to produce two or more years of reading growth in an academic year for students in grades 4-10. The intervention program offers personalized learning support based on students’ instructional needs, with engaging interactivities and built-in reward systems … Continue reading

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Pearson's Learning Teams Strategy Improves Student Performance, Research Confirms

…ny historically high-performing schools in more affluent neighborhoods. The teacher teams in the study were guided in each school by an instructional leadership team made up of teacher representatives from each grade level, a reading coach, the school principal and a researcher. “Although the idea of teachers teaming up to improve student learning dates to the 1970s, there has been limited research on the benefits of this approach,” s… Continue reading

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Six Million and Counting: Demand Grows for Pearson's Online Learning Programs

… way millions of students learn around the globe and have proven effective at helping colleges and universities improve student performance and lower costs. Available in a range of subjects from developmental skills for math, reading and writing to English composition, the sciences, foreign languages, economics and IT training, Pearson’s MyLabs and Mastering programs personalize learning for students, with tutorials that provide immediate f… Continue reading

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Pearson Launches First iPhone/iPad Applications for Home & Office Computer Users and IT Professionals

…;It’s a great value in that it includes three of the top Mac and iPhone development books for less than the price of buying a single printed copy. The embedded ebook reader also has a unique code view feature that makes reading and sharing code examples much easier on the iPhone or iPad.” App Product Information iPhone Developer’s Library App ISBN-10: 0-321-69502-X ISBN-13: 978-0-321-69502-4 http://www.informit.com/title/0321695… Continue reading

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Pearson Opens New iDEA Innovation Center to Advance PreK-College Mobile and Digital Education

…d the setting for Pearson’s instructional design teams and researchers to develop and improve elementary and secondary products and technology solutions, such as SuccessMaker and NovaNET courseware, the enVisionMATH and Reading Street elementary curriculum programs which offer teachers the option of print, digital or blended instruction that tracks student performance and promotes individualized learning. The developers also have created sm… Continue reading

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Financial Times gives students open access to its award-winning content on Pearson API platform

…ented on the potential of the licence: “The feedback on the use of FT articles in our Learning Assessment Week has been excellent. It really helped to clarify what the students need to do in the classroom, and they’ve started reading the FT more regularly because of it. The professors on the panel thought the range of articles was great, and the corporate partners really liked the way that students were focusing on the themes in the news and seei… Continue reading

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New App Makes Print Textbook Pages Come to Life on a Mobile Device

… of print and digital is illustrative of the ways that these learning resources can be combined to enhance and personalize student learning,” said Pearson’s Senior Vice President Mike Evans. “Imagine a student sitting at home reading a print textbook and with a simple click of her smartphone, she is immersed in a multimedia learning experience.” Pearson’s enVisionMATH Texas 2.0 is the first instructional program to feature BouncePages in the Stud… Continue reading

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South Dakota Turns to WriteToLearn From Pearson for Spring 2010 Writing Assessment Pilot

Technology-Based Formative Assessment Will Measure Student Progress, Help Build 21st Century Literacy Skills Boulder, Colo.,: March 11, 2010 — More than 18000 South Dakota students will participate in a pilot test of a new state writing assessment this spring. Students in grades 5, 7 and 10 will take the 2010 Dakota Writing Assessment using WriteToLearn™, an award-winning Web-based writing and reading comprehension tool from the educ… Continue reading

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Elementary Students Improve Three Grade-Level Equivalents with Pearson's SuccessMaker

…scientific research study to evaluate the effectiveness of SuccessMaker over the 2008-2009 school year, monitoring third- and fifth-grade students in public schools in four states. SuccessMaker offers full K-8 mathematics and reading curriculum through a standards-aligned, research-based digital courseware, helping educators meet today’s digital natives on their turf and individualize learning with differentiated instruction. The program al… Continue reading

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Moving ‘Forward’

…ces from the one being implemented in Montgomery County. For example, the MCPS curriculum includes nine subjects, incorporating Health, Informational Literacy, Music and Art, while Forward focuses on the five core subjects of Reading, Writing, Math, Science, and Social Studies. In some cases, the MCPS curriculum is written in alignment with Maryland state science and social studies standards, calling for the national product to be revised to meet… Continue reading

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Pearson Congratulates Dr. Mark Edwards of Mooresville, NC as Nation’s Superintendent of the Year

… and is reflected in the incredible gains his students have made: Mooresville catapulted to #2 district in the state (while 99th of 115 districts in state funding) Graduation Rates have skyrocketed from 64% to 90%; 3rd grade reading scores jumped to 94% on grade level [African-Americans to 92%; Hispanic students to 91%] Biology scores up from 68% to 93% Overall 3rd grade math scores improved from 80 to 95% for all students, including from 50% to… Continue reading

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Oregon Adopts Pearson's New Contemporary, Computer-Based Teacher Certification Tests

…ational Evaluation Series™) . The NES teacher certification tests provide states with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards, covering areas such as essential academic skills, reading instruction and commonly taught elementary, middle and secondary grade-level subjects. Oregon is the first state to adopt Pearson’s NES tests, which will be required for Oregon teacher licensure or endorsement … Continue reading

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Pearson Names K-12 Usability Advisory Board To Further Efficacy Research

…earch, usability testing, and interaction design for a master's program in Interaction Design and Information Architecture. Along with projects for large corporations, her work includes research about navigation, on-line reading comprehension, and information design. She speaks at international research conferences, and has published widely in industry journals. how to get your ex back Shawn Mahoney, Pearson’s Vice President of Design Resea… Continue reading

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Free Virtual Conference for Social Studies Teachers Offers Live Access to Experts, Professional Development on Wide Range of Topics

…/2011/humanities/vcon/147687.html. Online presentations, webinars, and activities will include a range of social studies education issues across all disciplines and grade levels: Common Core – A session focused on addressing reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language skills within the context of history and social studies curriculum to meet the requirements of the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards. Making the Economic Ge… Continue reading

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Pearson's Assessment for Learning Group Launches Limelight to Connect Teachers More Closely with Students

…ike traditional pencil-and-paper tests, respondents do not all answer the same set of questions. This secure, online testing option can individually pace assessments and provide scores almost immediately. Diagnostic Tests for Reading and Math – Online, reliable assessments afford educators the ability to assess and analyze data and intervene and re-test students when necessary. Teachers can use these analytical evaluations to understand stu… Continue reading

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EDUPUB: A Workshop on Digital Publishing for Education

…nd maintains the EPUB content publication standard that enables the creation and transport of reflowable digital books and other types of content as digital publications that are interoperable between disparate EPUB-compliant reading devices and applications. For more information, visit http://idpf.org/. Contact: Rod Granger Pearson rod.granger(at)pearson(dot)com … Continue reading

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Students at Avant Garde Academy of Osceola getting jump start on state’s shift to digital learning

…at their pace and with an intensity we’ve not seen before.” The research-based digital curriculum with skills found in the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common Core State Standards include Pearson materials for reading and language arts, science courses, including works in marine science, earth/space science and physical science, math, social studies courses that include world history, seventh grade civics, American history and geo… Continue reading

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Media Advisory: “Working Memory and Learning” the Focus of Free Webinar, Presented by Torkel Klingberg, M.D., Ph.D.

…ws enormous variation in working memory among children, with some 10-year-olds performing at the level of a 14-year-old, others at that of a six-year-old. More important, children with high working memory have better math and reading skills, while children with poor working memory consistently under-perform. Interestingly, teachers tend to perceive children with poor working memory as dreamy or unfocused, not recognizing that these children have … Continue reading

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Pearson Partners with The Community College Preparatory Academy (CCPA) to Support Adult Learners in the Nation’s Capital

…line learning; and young adults who are aging out of the foster care system and need college and career readiness skills in order to make a successful transition. The academy will provide online training in the core skills of reading, math, writing, and computer literacy. Pearson will provide instructional services and solutions, including MyFoundationsLab®, Pearson Workforce Education and Propero™ self-paced courses; mentoring; and live, on-dema… Continue reading

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WriteToLearn Unveils Enhancements for Developing Common Core Writing Skills

…s challenge students to think critically, developing the writing skills required by the Common Core’s more rigorous learning goals. WriteToLearn’s essay writing advice is also now more accessible for learners with lower reading and writing skills, and is revealed in digestible chunks, helping students understand each new piece of information. And, to help teachers use the tool more effectively in support of the standards, WriteToLearn now i… Continue reading

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Pearson, Knewton Expand Adaptive Learning Partnership

Inside Higher Ed August 29, 2013 Pearson will expands its partnership with the adaptive learning technology company Knewton to offer MyLab and Mastering products to six new subject areas this fall, the education company announced on Thursday. MyLab and Mastering, e-tutoring products that “continuously [assess] student performance and activity in real time,” have been available since fall 2012 for students in math, economics, readingContinue reading

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Pearson Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Science and Business Products

…liver continuously adaptive recommendations to more than 400,000 students across subject areas including biology, anatomy & physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting. These are in addition to math, economics, reading and writing, which launched in the fall of 2012. MyLab & Mastering are Pearson’s industry-leading digital education products and serve more than 11 million higher education students worldwide. Now continuously ad… Continue reading

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State of Washington Approves Pearson to Turnaround Underperforming Schools

…s not English, as well as research-based programs with proven results that will address the needs of the thousands of Washington’s students who are learning English at the same time they are working to master content in reading, math and their other subject areas.” Pearson’s model includes a combination of core elements that have helped improve low-performing schools for years, including Pearson’s Learning Team’s mod… Continue reading

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Escondido Union High School District Creates Customized English Language Arts Program to Promote Critical Thinking

School Leaders, Pearson Collaborate on New Learning Materials Escondido, California, April 26, 2012 — Seniors at Escondido Union High School District are learning literature in a whole new way this year with customized texts developed by school leaders and the education company Pearson. The new materials combine a variety of literary selections to promote critical thinking and encourage students to connect more directly with the reading pa… Continue reading

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Pearson First to Provide Schools Complete Range of Services for Implementation of Common Core State Standards

…Teams research-based school improvement model with an explicit framework to guide teacher collaboration and build leadership capacity. Common Core Instruction – Pearson’s research-based preK-12 mathematics and reading/language arts curriculum programs include intervention and assessment and are fully coherent with the new Common Core State Standards, incorporating digital technologies to personalize learning. Pearson program au… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards With 15 Finalists

…ratureLab – Best Postsecondary Instructional Solution MyMathLab Algebra I and II – Best Mathematics Instructional Solution MyMathTest – Best Mathematics Instructional Solution MyReadingLab – Best Reading/English Instructional Solution myWorld Geography – Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution PowerSchool 6.2 – Best K-12 Enterprise Solution PowerTeacher 2.0 – Best Classroom Management Syst… Continue reading

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High School Students on the Road to Success with Pearson's NovaNET Digital Courses Aligned with the Common Core State Standards

…with the necessary skills and competencies for college- and career-readiness. The English Language Arts Common Core State Standards are specifically addressed in NovaNET Courseware with a concentration on: Promoting critical reading skills by providing opportunities to reference, interpret, integrate, and analyze content Integrating strategies for writing evidenced-based arguments across numerous formats and scopes for a wide array of audiences…. Continue reading

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Pearson's AIMSweb Expands to Include Behavior Module for Boosting Academic Success in Classrooms

…onse to Intervention (NCRTI) for predictive validity and reliability. Designed specifically to universally screen and progress monitor, AIMSweb uses brief, valid, and reliable Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) assessments of reading and math performance for grades K-8, which can be generalized to any curriculum. Results can be reported directly to students, parents, teachers and administrators via an online system. More information about Pearson… Continue reading

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New Math Evaluation Now Offered with AIMSweb, Pearson's Assessment Solution for Response to Intervention

…ir progress with fewer questions, and Updated and streamlined scoring and reporting. “It is vital that educators be able to consistently and accurately assess student progress toward their learning goals, especially in reading and mathematics. We’ve improved our AIMSweb math evaluations based on customer feedback to ensure we maintain a quality tiered approach to intervention that provides direct, frequent, and continuous student ass… Continue reading

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MyFoundationsLab Connects Students with College and Career Readiness Skills

…kers seeking refuge from a tight jobs market, necessitating enrollment in remedial programs that cost both time and money for a population that can least afford it. Providing students with a way to quickly improve their math, reading and writing skills is the basis for MyFoundationsLab from Pearson, the world’s leading learning company. Suitable for multiple college and career readiness programs, including GED preparation, early interventio… Continue reading

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Pearson Releases eText for iPad App for Higher Education MyLabs/Mastering Programs

… way millions of students learn around the globe and have proven effective at helping colleges and universities improve student performance and lower costs. Available in a range of subjects from developmental skills for math, reading and writing to the sciences, economics and IT training, the MyLabs/Mastering programs personalize learning, with tutorials that provide instant feedback and targeted help. Students learn at their own pace, while inst… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces Wide Range of Teaching Effectiveness Programs to Get Educators Ready for Common Core State Standards

Personalized Learning Opportunities and Comprehensive Professional Development Offerings Ease Transition to Ensuring College and Career-Readiness for Students Boston, MA, April 25, 2011 — Upwards of two million school teachers across the U.S. are slated to begin implementing new and rigorous academic programs in their mathematics and reading/language arts classrooms over the next three years as most states sign on to the new Common Core… Continue reading

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Uncommonly Common Core: SuccessMaker Personalizes Students' Paths to College- and Career-Readiness

…he program aligns as well to infrastructure requirements as it does to instructional goals. SuccessMaker specifically aligns to the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards with curriculum that: Promotes critical reading skills by developing learners’ proficiency in areas such as phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Provides learners with a link between the activation of prior knowledge a… Continue reading

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New Pearson Foundation Survey: Students Who Own Tablets More Likely To Favor Digital Textbooks

…ollege-bound high school seniors’ opinions about digital device ownership and purchase intent; perceptions towards tablets; tablet usage and features of interest; and preferences between digital or print formats when reading, studying and doing other school-related activities. The survey was conducted online in March 2011 by Harris Interactive on behalf of the Pearson Foundation among 1,214 college students and 200 college-bound high … Continue reading

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Ohio Approves Pearson to Help Turn Around Struggling Schools

…Teams model which already has a history of success in Ohio. The Learning Teams concept provides an explicit framework to guide teacher collaboration efforts and build leadership capacity of administrators and teacher leaders. Reading and math scores for Ohio’s students whose schools have adopted the Learning Teams model have surpassed the state’s average gains for the past three years. Drossos said that for students, a positive school… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker Collaborate Earns Finalist Honors in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

…nized in one of the SIIA CODiE Awards’ newest categories." SuccessMaker Collaborate features lessons targeting vocabulary instruction that offers group activities for mastering key language concepts and building reading comprehension. As a part of SuccessMaker Collaborate, the vocabulary lessons are completely customizable, enabling teachers to easily add additional content or align their instruction to state standards and learni… Continue reading

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Grammar Jammers Primary Edition Honored as Finalist in 2011 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

Free K-5 App From Pearson Recognized in Best Mobile Education Solution Category Boston, MA, May 17, 2011 — Grammar Jammers Primary Edition, a free K-5 learning app, is a finalist in the prestigious 2011 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards. Developed to support Pearson’s research-based Scott Foresman Reading Street elementary school program, the grammar fundamentals app is honored in the Best Mobil… Continue reading

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NCSBN Approves Passing Standard for Pearson Test of English Academic

…necessary to perform entry-level nursing duties safely and effectively, NCSBN recommends that test takers achieve an overall score of 55 on PTE Academic and a minimum score of 50 on each skill measured on the test (Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing). This recommendation is consistent with the NCSBN policy on international nurse immigration. “With the number of internationally educated nurses seeking licensure in the United States, it… Continue reading

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Pearson Announces New K-8 Interactive Instructional Program Developed Exclusively for Whiteboard Technology

…ccessMaker Collaborate will feature lessons spanning a variety of subjects, including the first series of lessons targeting vocabulary instruction which offers group activities for mastering key language concepts and building reading comprehension. As a part of SuccessMaker Collaborate, the vocabulary lessons are completely customizable, enabling teachers to easily add additional content or align their instruction to state standards and learning … Continue reading

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New Training Programs Help Educators Transition to Common Core State Standards

…tandards in their classrooms. So, we’re hoping to aid with this transition by offering research-based workshops designed to help ensure a smooth and effective implementation of these new principles for teaching math and reading/language arts,” said Stefan Kohler, who heads up all of Pearson’s Teacher Professional Development. To learn more visit: http://www.pearsonpd.com or: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q–iHFgRB2w. About… Continue reading

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Don't Forget – Pearson's Common Core Virtual Conference Kicks Off Tuesday, February 22

Common Core Experts to Offer Practical Information to Assist with Classroom Implementation of New Principles During Free Online Sessions New York, NY, February 21, 2011 What: Common Core Virtual Conference for Everyone Transitioning to the New State Standards Four days of free online access to high-quality information to guide educators through the goals and background of the Common Core State Standards and tips for a successful implementation … Continue reading

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Pearson Leads "Tech & Learning" Magazine's Prestigious 28th Annual Awards of Excellence With Seven Winners

…s students with educational resources tied to their assessment performance. SuccessMaker is instructional software that provides elementary and middle school learners with adaptive, personalized paths for mastery of essential reading and math concepts and delivers outcomes-based data to inform educational decision-making. SuccessMaker’s embedded assessment finds the right starting point, and the program’s dynamic presentation of conte… Continue reading

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High Tech Texas Writing Coach Will Help Improve Grammar for the Texting Generation

… are and provides instructional exercises customized to address those issues so they can master them and move forward.” A high school teacher known nationally as a top educator for helping make students college-ready in reading and writing, Kelly Gallagher also contributed to the development of Texas Writing Coach. Winner of the Classroom Award for Classroom excellence California’s highest honor for English teachers, Gallagher is a fo… Continue reading

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Texas Pre-Kindergarten Classrooms Will Be More Rigorous

…p English vocabulary at an amazing rate of 3,000-4,000 words, which research shows is critical to best prepare children for Kindergarten and long-term school success. Math and science are embedded into OWL’s vocabulary, reading and other instruction. “Teachers must recognize that early math instruction is not limited to a specific period or time of day in preschool. Instead it is a natural part of any quality preschool learning enviro… Continue reading

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FT Press Announces Launch of More Than 200 Titles on Apple's iBookstore

…edit Score, Your Money & What’s at Stake, by Liz Pulliam Weston Financial Shock, by Mark Zandi Powerful Social Media, Branding, PR Practices (Collection) FT Press Delivers These titles offer a unique and convenient reading experience, allowing readers to resize fonts, make notes, and search the book easily to find the specific content they need. The iBookstore enables FT Press customers to better manage their businesses, careers and fi… Continue reading

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Hundreds of Peachpit Titles Now Available on Apple's iBookstore

…ng Series: Final Cut Pro 7 iPhone Application Development for iOS 4: Visual QuickStart Guide The iPad Project Book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery These eBooks offer a unique and convenient reading experience, allowing readers to resize fonts, make notes, and search the book easily to find the specific content they need. The iBookstore also offers the ability to view the stunning full-color images within many P… Continue reading

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Pearson to open fifty new English language centres in China

Pearson, the world’s leading education and information company, today announces plans to open fifty new English language centres in China. Pearson’s 66 language centres and schools already educate approximately 50,000 Chinese students every day through 45 centres for adults and 21 for children.:  The expansion announced today will reach a total of 100,000 students and see Pearson expand for the first time into cities such as Nanjing,… Continue reading

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National Leaders in Teacher Preparation and Certification Meet in Chicago to Discuss Today's Most Influential Education Initiatives

…s for prospective teachers in the United States and, through its custom work for states, has created teacher certification tests for more than 100 content fields, professional teaching skills and basic skills of college-level reading, writing and mathematics. In 2009, Evaluation Systems introduced the NES® (National Evaluation Series™), a contemporary 100 percent computer-based teacher certification testing program, which is now availab… Continue reading

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Indiana Approves New Teacher Standards: First to Align with Common Core

…ering and scoring customized tests for prospective teachers in the United States and has created teacher certification tests for more than 100 content fields, professional teaching skills and the basic skills of college-level reading, writing and mathematics. For more information on the Indiana Department of Education, please visit: http://www.doe.in.gov. For more information about Common Core State Standards, please visit: http://www.corestandar… Continue reading

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SuccessMaker Named Top Product of 2010 by U.S. School Administrators

…hat is well-correlated to the new Common Core State Standards for both mathematics and language arts, as well as to individual state standards at all grade levels of the program. Used in conjunction with a school’s core reading or math program, SuccessMaker accommodates learners with a wide range of needs, including students with learning disabilities, gifted students, at-risk students and English language learners. The program’s uniq… Continue reading

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Democracy, Up Close and Personal: A Pocket Guide to the U.S. Constitution

…aders what the Constitution ought to mean, but what it has meant. It is a place to begin to understand the U.S. Constitution, and a guide to answer basic questions that arise day to day, or in a classroom, or in the course of reading more in-depth books on the subject.” About the Author Andrew B. Arnold teaches Constitutional History at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, as well as other courses. A specialist in U.S. labor and business hi… Continue reading

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Independent Studies Show Student Achievement Jumps with New "Interactive Science" Program

…ement changes to understanding.” Overall, teachers who participated in these pilots reported high student engagement with the worktext and the multitude of hands-on lab work; they liked that the program offered embedded reading and math support. One fourth-grade teacher reported, “Many of the students saw a very different approach to science. They found through the investigations and labs that you can learn the same information in a v… Continue reading

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Common Core Authors Provide Guidance on Transitioning to State Standards at Pearson America's Choice National Conference

…uction, including what students should understand and be able to do in their study of math. Instruction and the English language arts (ELA) Common Core Standards. Led by Hampton, an explanation of the instructional changes in reading and writing instruction with a focus on students’ development of writing proficiency and successful comprehension of written text. What do the Common Core State Standards Mean for English Learners? A demonstrat… Continue reading

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Pearson Debuts Newly Enhanced Web Site for NES (National Evaluation Series) Educator Certification Testing Program

…fectively in 21st century classrooms. NES tests provide states with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards, covering areas such as essential academic skills, professional knowledge, reading instruction and commonly taught elementary, middle and secondary grade-level subjects. Through NEStest.com’s new “My Account” feature, teacher licensure candidates have a single, online point of acc… Continue reading

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New Website Offers States Integrated Array of Resources for Move to Common Core Standards

…, technical assistance, and high-quality materials, America’s Choice provides a safety net for schools as they move to the new standards. Cohen noted, “Pearson’s close working relationships with key math and reading/literature authors and architects of the Common Core State Standards–Karen Wixson, Skip Fennell, Phil Daro, and Sally Hampton, among others–ensures that the spirit and pedagogical approach of the initiati… Continue reading

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Pearson Hosts Free Webinar on Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

…of the English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards, why they are important, and their implications. Additional webinars will be announced over the coming months. Earlier archived webinars with math expert Skip Fennell and reading expert Karen Wixson may be accessed at Pearson’s new http://www.pearsoned.com/commoncore website, which provides states and districts with access to a comprehensive set of valuable Common Core resources –… Continue reading

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CollegeAmerica Services, Inc. Selects Pearson To Increase Access To Online Learning

…meet their education and career goals." In addition to Pearson LearningStudio, CASI is using Pearson’s MyFoundationsLab, a complete online resource for assessing and remediating developmental skills in the areas of reading, writing and math. Serving millions of students around the globe, Pearson LearningStudio is a comprehensive learning management system with an assessment and analytics suites that helps to improve student achievement… Continue reading

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Pearson Virtual Learning Powered by Florida Virtual School Now Approved Online Course Provider for Admission to California Public Universities

…al Science, English, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, Language Other than English, Visual & Performing Arts, and College Preparatory Elective. UC requires that the courses are academically challenging; involve substantial reading and writing; include problems and laboratory work, as appropriate; show serious attention to analytical thinking as well as factual content; and develop students’ oral and listening skills. “One of our hi… Continue reading

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Atlanta Charter School Closes Learning Gaps, Puts Students on Path to Success with AIMSweb from Pearson

…ts needed interventions and where, and to monitor progress. Designed for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, AIMSweb provides multiple assessments to universally screen and progress-monitor basic academic skills in reading, writing and math. “AIMSweb is really efficient,” said Drew Charter School first-grade teacher Alicia Pagan, whose class is primarily made up of students who are in need of intervention. “We’re not wasting time – not… Continue reading

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Pearson Supports Advanced Placement Summer Institute Training for Teachers

…condary Instructional Solution MyPsychLab – Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution Trigsted MyMathLab Texts – Best Mathematics Instructional Solution Resources also include 2011 SIIA CODiE finalists: MyReadingLab (Best Reading/English Instructional Solution) MyWorld Geography (Best Social Sciences Instructional Solution) MyMathLab Algebra I and II (Best Mathematics Instructional Solution) MyLiteratureLab (Best Postsecondary Instructional S… Continue reading

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ACT and Pearson Support Local Learning Program

… The summer program will be followed by a 28-week after school program that will engage students for 3 hours after school each day. The Complementary Learning Program is designed to use evidence-based interventions to improve reading and math skills for elementary students currently performing below grade level. About ICCSD Foundation The Iowa City Community School District Foundation was founded in November of 1981 as a private non-profit corpo… Continue reading

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New Online Courses Increase NovaNET Offerings Aimed at Reducing the School Dropout Rate

Fresh Lessons Now Available in Geography, Literature, Math and Biology Labs for Students in Grades 6-12 Chandler, Ariz., May 17, 2010 — “The stakes are too high – for our children, for our economy, for our country. It’s time for all of us to come together – parents and students, principals and teachers, business leaders and elected officials – to end America’s dropout crisis,” said President Barack… Continue reading

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Connections Education, Leading Virtual Education Provider, Wins Three 2012 BESSIE Awards for Exemplary Educational Software

…ents across the state. Elementary Chinese, winner of Connections Education’s second BESSIE Award, is an introductory-level course that introduces students to Mandarin Chinese. In Chinese I, students learn listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through a variety of activities, including synchronous LiveLesson® sessions with a native Mandarin speaker. The units are designed to introduce students to Chinese language and culture through fam… Continue reading

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Classrooms of the Future Coming to Jerseyville: Students to Learn from Mobile Learning Devices, Digital Textbooks

…rson’s digital learning programs are built on decades of expertise and research in effective teaching and learning and are aligned with the new Common Core standards. More than 300 of Pearson’s instructional programs in math, reading, science and other subjects for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade include etexts now available for classrooms. The etexts are highly adaptive to each student’s learning needs and include features to digital… Continue reading

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South Dakota Adopts Pearson's WriteToLearn as Statewide Writing Assessment

State’s Innovative Approach Designed to Help Teachers Link Assessment to Instruction, Improve Student Writing Skills Pierre, SD, October 26, 2010 — Leading a national movement to link assessment to improved student achievement, the South Dakota Department of Education has adopted: WriteToLearn™ as its statewide writing assessment. Using: Pearson‘s web-based tool for building writing and reading comprehension skills, stude… Continue reading

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LAUSD to begin phasing in Common Core curriculum standards

Contra Costa Times August 4 The way that teachers teach and students learn is about to undergo a radical transformation at school districts nationwide. Students will start learning basic algebra and geometry skills in kindergarten. Multiple-choice tests will be replaced with complex essays, taken and scored by computer. And across every grade level, students will be confronted with tougher reading lessons and more difficult writing assignments. … Continue reading

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Digital Solutions for Personalizing Learning Take Center Stage at ISTE 2012

…ndustry leaders. –Zeos: Zeos is an online standards mastery program that utilizes “gamification,” or the application of elements of game-based learning design, to engage students in grades 3-10 in assessment practice in reading/language arts and mathematics to prepare them for high-stakes state and Common Core tests. –Principal Compass: Developed in collaboration with ASCD, Principal Compass is the only cloud-based comprehensive progr… Continue reading

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Help Your Child Learn To Read!

5 NBC Chicago Feb. 24, 2013 Pearson’s Doug McCollum discusses iLit, the company’s new core reading program for struggling readers, and Pearson’s role as an edtech innovator. http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/on-air/as-seen-on/Help-Your-Child-Learn-to-Read-/192818931     … Continue reading

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Pearson Launches Online Practice Tests for the NES (National Evaluation Series) Educator Certification Testing Program

…fectively in 21st century classrooms. NES tests provide states with comprehensive exams aligned to professionally accepted national learning standards, covering areas such as essential academic skills, professional knowledge, reading instruction and commonly taught elementary, middle and secondary grade-level subjects. Each NES Practice allows candidates to take a full-length practice test online, simulating the experience of taking a NES te… Continue reading

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More Than 400 Institutions Partner with Pearson to Improve Student Achievement in College and Beyond

…ula and provide innovative technology solutions, to support faculty and help students achieve their academic, career and lifelong goals.” Additional institutions that are working with Pearson to improve student performance in reading, writing and math, include California State University Bakersfield, the University of Hawaii System Community Colleges,CerritosCollege,PimaCommunity College,AthensTechnicalCollege, andGeorgiaPiedmontTechnicalCollege…. Continue reading

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Practicing Math Skills Turns Into a Trip to the Arcade With Popular Funbrain Math Games Now Featured on myMathUniverse From Pearson

…learn more about digits at www.digitsmath.com.   About Funbrain (http://www.funbrain.com) Funbrain, created for kids age preschool through grade 8, offers more than 100 fun, interactive games that develop skills in math, reading and literacy. Since 1997, kids, teachers, librarians and parents have enthusiastically turned to Funbrain for its free educational games, online books and comics. Teachers, librarians and parents can trust Funbrain t… Continue reading

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SXSW line-up to showcase iBooks from Pearson, digital classrooms of tomorrow

…ultimedia learning materials like videos and podcasts so they can choose and develop lessons best suited for their students’ needs. In addition to interactive iBooks, more than 300 of Pearson’s instructional programs in math, reading, science and other subjects for classrooms across the nation include etexts highly adaptive to each student’s learning needs. About Pearson Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has as its mission to work si… Continue reading

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New Curriculum, Instructional Support from Pearson Expected to Spread Big Math Gains to Other Subjects

…gains of 22 percentage points among third graders, 18 points at fourth grade and 16 points at seventh grade. Under the plan, Bellevue will overhaul instruction over the next seven years with new, research-based curriculum for reading and language arts, social studies, and science classes, and provide response to intervention and professional development. Pearson will contribute $7 million to the partnership over the seven years as Pearson becomes… Continue reading

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Tech-savvy Kansas School District Opts for Literature Program Developed to Meet Rigorous Common Core State Standards

… same opportunities to learn,” said Jensen. “We want our students to be fully prepared for college, the work force and higher-level careers. We want them prepared for anything that comes their way.” “El Dorado is tackling the reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards head on, achieving a seamless flow between previous educational standards and where they want their students to be. I … Continue reading

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Pearson Leads 2012 EdTech Digest Awards Program With 11 Finalists

…tup Alleyoop Launches To Gamify Adaptive Learning (pearsoned.com) Pearson Dash Promises to Support the 21st Century Classroom (pearsoned.com) Independent Research Confirms Accuracy, Reliability and Validity of Pearson’s Reading Maturity Metric (pearsoned.com) The mobile tablet: can it change how we reach students? (fwd.pearson.com) … Continue reading

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Pearson Launches Interactive Online Study Guides for Educator Certification Testing Programs

…ffectively in 21st century classrooms. NES tests provide states with comprehensive exams aligned to professional accepted nation learning standards, covering areas such as essential academic skills, professional knowledge, reading instruction and commonly taught elementary, middle and secondary grade-level subjects. Other resources developed by Pearson to help candidates prepare for certification tests include NES Profile and NES Practice. … Continue reading

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myWorld Suite of Social Studies Programs Offers Powerful Virtual Experiences to Engage Students, Maximize Learning

…he program to Florida schools. With myWorld Social Studies, teachers can make the most out of limited instructional time to cover academic standards with print, digital and blended learning opportunities, while reinforcing reading and writing skills found in the Common Core Standards. Students explore concepts, build knowledge, and transfer what they have learned beyond the classroom leading to deeper and lasting comprehension and underst… Continue reading

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Pearson Test of English Academic Recognized by Wake Forest University MBA Programs

…f international test development, in-depth research and proven, proprietary automated scoring technologies to develop PTE Academic. The test fills a critical need for an accurate measurement of the English language Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing abilities of non-native speakers. “Wake Forest’s MBA programs are indicative of the caliber of academic programs around the world that have recognized our accurate, state-of-the art … Continue reading

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Southern Nevada Elementary School Students Take Achievement to New Heights With Online Tool From Pearson

…ed AIMSweb as part of the Clark County School District (CCSD) Response to Instruction (RTI) initiative. AIMSweb provides multiple assessments designed to efficiently benchmark and progress-monitor basic academic skills in reading, writing and math for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. “Smith Elementary is a prime example of the way that talented teachers around the country are using the data and tools available from AIMS… Continue reading

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FT Press Launches eContent Series for Investors and Traders

“Insights for the Agile Investor” Provides Concise Trading and Investing Strategies and Techniques NEW YORK, Jun 23, 2010 — FT Press today announced the launch of eContent series Insights for the Agile Investor (www.ftpress.com/agileinvestor), to be offered through digital imprint FT Press Delivers. Providing focused and brief insights for individual and professional investors, the series will be available via computers, e-read… Continue reading

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Pearson and the College Board Launch Accuplacer®/MyFoundationsLab

…al Conference in Denver today. The new program combines ACCUPLACER Diagnostics, the College Board’s computer-adaptive assessments of skills, with Pearson’s MyFoundationsLab, a proven online remediation program for reading, writing and mathematics. ACCUPLACER//MyFoundationsLab identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses for each student and then builds a personalized learning path linking students to tutorials, interactive instruction… Continue reading

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Innovative Technology Programs Help Colleges Improve Achievement and Control Costs

…gh school students, too.  At San Diego City College, Professors Gavin Brown and Christopher Baron used MySkillsLab to create a college readiness program for the area’s high schools.  The program is designed to raise students’ reading, writing and critical thinking skills and help them achieve higher scores on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and college admissions tests like the SAT. “We are seeing high school students who were at ri… Continue reading

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11-Year-Old Author Chae Humphrey Makes Literary Debut at 2011 National Council for Social Studies Conference

…yWorld programs for elementary and middle school students allow teachers to make the most out of limited instructional time to cover academic standards with print, digital and blended learning opportunities, while reinforcing reading and writing skills found in the National Social Studies Standards and Common Core Standards. In addition to its digital programs for elementary, middle and high school students, Pearson will showcase its award-winnin… Continue reading

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Pearson Leads 2012 Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards With 11 Finalists

…st Postsecondary Course or Learning Management System PowerSchool – Best K-12 Enterprise Solution PowerTeacher Mobile for the iPad – Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device Prentice Hall Writing Coach – Best Reading/English Instructional Solution Trigsted MyMathLab Texts – Best Mathematics Instructional Solution WriteToLearn 7.0 – Best Student Assessment Solution Pearson’s finalists will now be voted on by the entir… Continue reading

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Digital learning trailblazer at New Orleans tech summit: ‘Turn YouTube generation’s awe of technology into real gains in the classroom’

…e built on decades of expertise and research in effective teaching and learning and are aligned with the new Common Core standards. In addition to interactive iBooks, more than 300 of Pearson’s instructional programs in math, reading, science and other subjects for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade include etexts now available for classrooms. The etexts are highly adaptive to each student’s learning needs and include features to digital… Continue reading

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Tablet Ownership Triples Among College Students

Chronicle of Higher Education March 14, 2012 The number of college students who say they own tablets has more than tripled since a survey taken last year, according to new poll results released today. The Pearson Foundation sponsored the second-annual survey, which asked 1,206 college students and 204 college-bound high-school seniors about their tablet ownership. The results suggest students increasingly prefer to use the devices for reading. O… Continue reading

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