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Research

Pearson is a company with a strong sense of purpose, focusing on three key issues of social and economic importance: literacy, efficacy, and competitiveness. We aim to make a measurable difference to learning outcomes for students and educators, and our rigorous research methods — both in-house and independently conducted — provide solid evidence that our products, programs, and services are helping to enhance and further academic achievement. Building and maintaining trust is at the core of our business. By providing substantive, verifiable studies reflecting the effectiveness of our preK-12, higher education, and assessment programs, we are able to shine a spotlight on the deep connection between our commitment to excellence and demonstrated student success.


PREK-12 RESEARCH
Research-based instruction with embedded assessment, coupled with Pearson’s efficacy studies conducted by leading educational research organizations, provides schools quality programs aimed at ensuring success for all students whether they be on level, advanced, struggling and at-risk, or the nation’s growing number of English language learners.
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ASSESSMENT & INFORMATION RESEARCH
We’ve developed a comprehensive range of research and development capabilities, from performance scoring and reporting, to item and test development, to information analysis, all designed to position schools and students for the highest levels of success.
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HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH
Pearson’s award-winning higher education online learning programs have been proven effective at increasing access to learning opportunities, improving student performance and lowering costs for both institutions and students. We sponsor and conduct research about current and future learning trends, including students’ perceptions of tablets and other mobile devices; faculty use of social media; and the first-ever national survey of community college students.
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WHITE PAPERS
Through research, case studies, survey and analysis of existing research, and review of relevant literature, Pearson’s White Papers provide an insight into issues and associated challenges and point to potential solutions that have exhibited demonstrable results.
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PEARSON FOUNDATION
The philanthropic arm of Pearson plc, The Pearson Foundation extends Pearson’s commitment to education by partnering with leading nonprofit, civic, and business organizations to provide financial, organizational, and publishing assistance across the globe. The Foundation aims to make a difference by sponsoring innovative educational programs and extending its educational expertise to help in classrooms and in local communities.
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Department of Education’s What Works Clearinghouse Grants Top Ratings to Pearson’s enVisionMATH K-6 Research

Continued Investment in Efficacy Research of Pearson's Curriculum Programs