Pearson Scott Foresman's California History-Social Science Digital Path named finalist in SIIA CODiE awards

January 17, 2007

Fifty Percent Of California's K-5 Students Access This Innovative Program

Sacramento, CA - Pearson Scott Foresman's California History-Social Science Digital Path has been named as a finalist in the Software & Information Industry Association's (SIIA) 2007 CODiE Awards. It is competing in several categories, including Best K-12 Instruction Solution, Best Online Instruction Solution, and Best Social Studies Instruction Solution.

Established in 1986, the CODiE Awards celebrate outstanding achievement and vision in the software, digital information, and education technology industries.

Pearson Scott Foresman California History-Social Science is a standards-driven, interactive program written specifically for California. Three instructional paths - text, digital, activities - make this program come to life for the fifty percent of all K-5 students in California that are currently using it to learn history/social studies. The Digital Path, available in both English and Spanish, allows students to work directly with primary source documents and greatly expands the depth of the content coverage.

Every Standard is a lesson in the program, so that instruction is highly focused, efficient, and productive. Pearson Scott Foresman California History-Social Science includes engaging introductions; videos to build background; audio-enabled student text; interactive practice; and assessment.

This year's finalists were chosen from more than 1,200 nominations submitted by more than 600 companies. Over 219 individuals in the trade press, consulting, educators, IT specialists, and other neutral specialists have reviewed all of the products entered.

The 2007 CODiE Awards will be presented on April 17 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. For a complete list of the finalists, visit www.siia.net/codies/2007/finalists.asp.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to more than 800 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit www.siia.net.

About Pearson Scott Foresman

Pearson Scott Foresman is the world's leading elementary educational publisher of scientifically research-based instructional materials, assessment tools, digital media, and professional development.

About Pearson Education

Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education (www.pearsoned.com) is the global leader in educational publishing, providing scientifically research-based print and digital programs to help students of all ages learn at their own pace, in their own way. Virtually all students in America learn from a Pearson program at some point in their educational career. The company is home to such renowned publishing brands as Pearson Prentice Hall, Pearson Longman, Pearson Scott Foresman, Pearson Early Learning, Pearson Learning Group, Pearson Digital Learning, and Pearson Addison Wesley. Pearson Education is part of Pearson (NYSE: PSO), the international media company. In addition to Pearson Education, Pearson's primary operations include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group.

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Rod Granger
Pearson Education
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rod.granger@pearsoned.com

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