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Pearson Foundation

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.

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.


PreK-12

Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education
2011


Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century
2011


Pearson Foundation/Council of Chief State School Officers International Conference on Education
2010


The Million Voice Project
2010


Building A Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
2010


The Technology Factor: Nine Keys to Student Achievement and Cost-Effectiveness
2010


The Digital World of Young Children — Impact on Emergent Literacy
2010


Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children’s Learning
2009


The Pearson Foundation Early Childhood Education Perception Poll
2009


Higher Education

The Pearson Foundation Survey on Students and Tablets
2011


The Pearson Foundation Community College Student Survey
2011


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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