Our approach

Year Action


Pearson commits to start publishing annual reports about the efficacy of its products, and to have those reports externally audited by 2018.

Pearson publishes The Incomplete Guide to Delivering Learning Outcomes with the Shared Value Initiative.

Pearson publishes Good intentions to real impact, an initial approach to efficacy research and reporting developed in partnership with Nesta.


Pearson refines its approach with input from organizations like the American Educational Research Association, What Works Clearinghouse, and the Efficacy Academic Network.


The Efficacy Academic Network is formed and Pearson releases an update on progress with efficacy in On the Road to Delivering Learner Outcomes.

The first dry run: Pearson publishes reports on five of its products in March.


The second dry run: Pearson goes deeper and broader with efficacy reporting — looking at more products and detailing more rigorous research.


The third dry run: Pearson publishes five reports and this time also subjects them to a mock audit.

Pearson examines its approach in more detail with SRI, with the results published as Understand, implement, evaluate.

Pearson sponsors and contributes to the EdTech Efficacy Research Academic Symposium, fostering, and contributing to discussion and debate around efficacy.


In April, Pearson publishes its Efficacy Reporting Framework and transparent, rigorous reports about the efficacy of its most widely used digital products, audited by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.