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White Papers

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.

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.

PreK — 12

Learning Matters A New Ecosystem of Educational Resources
Jan 2010


Our Commitment to Education: Personalizing Learning to Improve Results
2010


Personalized Learning: The Nexus of 21st Century Learning and Educational Technologies
July 2009


Higher Education

Raising the Bar v.2: A Compendium of Case Studies on the Effectiveness of MyLab and Mastering from Pearson
Case Study Results: July 2011


The Efficacy (and Inevitability) of Online Learning in Higher Education
September 2010


The Power of Practice: MyAccountingLab and 21st Century Accounting Instruction
2010


The Shortest Path from Goal to Achievement: Discover the Power of MyFoundationsLab
2010


College Readiness
April 2009


Vision in Action: How Pearson Custom Publishing Works in Higher Education Instruction
2008


Measuring student learning with item response theory
(MasteringPhysics) — 2008


Assessment

Next-Generation Assessments Roadmap
2011


Pearson’s Automated Scoring of Writing, Speaking, and Mathematics
May 2011


Pearson’s Text Complexity Measure
May 2011


Top Ten: Transitioning English Language Arts Assessments
May 2011


Considerations for Performance Scoring When Designing and Developing Next Generation Assessments
March 2011


Response to Intervention: Meeting the Personalized Learning Needs of All Students
2010


Using Assessments to Improve Learning and Student Progress
May 2009


Pearson Foundation

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


Report and Recommendations for Education Policy Leaders from The Pearson Foundation/CCSSO International Conference on Science and Mathematics Education
2010


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


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


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


Intervention Rescue

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