Our commitment to efficacy
In 2013, Pearson made a commitment to efficacy: to identify the outcomes that matter most to students and educators, and apply evidence-based approaches to product design and development so we could have a greater impact on improving those outcomes.
A key part of that commitment was to publish, by 2018, audited research regarding the impact of the use of our products on outcomes. We call this efficacy reporting.
As promised, in April 2018 we published our first set of efficacy reports that have been audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Together, the products covered in these reports affect the lives of 18 million learners. We are proud to be the only learning company committed to efficacy with such rigor and at such scale.
To Pearson, efficacy is more than a reporting commitment. It is even more than a way to improve our products. Efficacy is a priority for everyone at Pearson. Applying outcomes-focused, evidence-based design to our products, so that they can be used to help more learners learn more, is at the heart of who we are, what we do — and of our vision for the future of learning.