Research Reports

Expectations for educators and students have never been higher. Students today must be prepared for a dynamic, global economy—one that calls on people to use data more thoughtfully, think creatively, and work productively in teams.

To meet the challenges of today, it is paramount that educators are supported to facilitate personalization of instruction at scale. Below is research to help educators and assessment professionals with that goal.

Research Resources for Teachers

Global Survey of Educator Effectiveness

Wherever learning flourishes, so do people. But too often those most affected by the quality of the teaching and learning process are often left out of the conversation. Pearson surveyed students, teachers, parents, administrators, policymakers and education researchers in 23 countries asking the question: “What do you think are the most important qualities of an effective teacher?” Pearson’s Global Survey of Educator Effectiveness explores how people answered by country, role, development level, and many more characteristics.

View the results of our Global Survey of Educator Effectiveness

Teacher Career Pathways

Maintaining the most motivated, highly qualified teachers is an ongoing challenge for America’s schools. A three-year study conducted the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) and Pearson, in partnership with the National Education Association and Public Impact and with assistance from the American Federation of Teachers, seeks to find research-based answers by looking at teacher career pathways.

Find out more about Teacher Career Pathways

Teaching in a Digital Age

Much of the research and public debate about education technology focuses on student access to devices. But how are students and teachers using devices, and what digital learning strategies actually improve outcomes?

Read more about Teaching in a Digital Age