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.
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.
Many individual state policies are driving the move from paper-and-pencil to online assessments, and both Race to the Top assessment consortia, SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), aim to move online in 2014
Response to Intervention refers to a three-tiered academic intervention system designed to help all children learn by identifying problems earlier, monitoring student progress through data, and applying appropriate learning strategies to keep all students — no matter their learning needs — on track.
Cogmed Working Memory Training is an evidence-based, computerized training program designed by leading neuroscientists to improve attention by effectively increasing working memory capacity over a 5 week training period.