Perspective from Pearson recognized among top education products in 2008 Association of Educational Publishers Awards

Online Remediation and Enrichment Tool Puts Educational Resources at Teachers', Students' and Families' Fingertips

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Sept. 30, 2008 - PerspectiveTM, the powerful online remediation and enrichment tool for students, was honored as one of the year's "most outstanding" materials in the field of teaching and learning by the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP). Winner of a 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award for Curriculum, Specialized Audience Instruction, Technology, Websites, Grades 9-12, Perspective ties assessment to instruction by providing students, families and educators with a roadmap to student improvement through enrichment and remediation resources tailored to student needs.

The Distinguished Achievement Awards recognize the best educational resources within the categories of Curriculum, Periodicals and Professional Development. An expert panel of educators, editors, designers and technology specialists evaluates products based on efficacy, usability and overall educational value.

"Perspective from Pearson is a prime example of the creative ways that companies are using today's innovative technology to help all students excel in the classroom," said Charlene Gaynor, CEO, AEP.

Perspective is a ground-breaking, research-based tool designed to provide professionally selected materials that enrich and improve students' knowledge and skills in areas where they are having difficulty. Perspective links students' test results with targeted learning resources and facilitates parental involvement in student improvement. Using the online tool, teachers can create custom assignment sheets, explore unit plans and access an ever-growing library of teacher support materials and professional development opportunities. Perspective helps families understand how students are doing, helps educators prepare for their classes and details what both can do to help each student succeed.

"We developed Perspective to give teachers and families the resources they need to keep students on the path to academic success," said Douglas Kubach, president and CEO, Assessment and Information, Pearson. "It is an honor to have Perspective recognized by the Association of Educational Publishers as one of the top education products of 2008."

Pearson continues to grow the resources available on Perspective. Recent additions include a new Science Library and Web-based calculators. The new Science Library includes activities, games, videos and printable activities from Pearson imprints Prentice Hall and Scott Foresman, as well as selected resources from trusted sites such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Three new Web-based calculators - four-function, graphing and scientific - are now available to students, families and teachers on Perspective.

Earlier this year, Perspective's library of resources for teachers grew with the addition of two outstanding collections. With online access to teacher professional development materials from Allyn & Bacon/Merrill, educators using Perspective can access online professional development resources on topics such as the latest in literacy; English language acquisition; effective science, math and reading teaching methodologies; early childhood education; classroom management; leadership; and special education. Additionally, teachers can now introduce students to the classics with the high school Literature Teachers Guides from Penguin Group USA and Signet available on Perspective. These guides feature works by iconic authors such as Charles Dickens, John Steinbeck, Charlotte Bronte and William Shakespeare.

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About Pearson

Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today's digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company's investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, PEMSolutions, Stanford 10, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson's commitment to education for all is supported by the global philanthropic initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to


Lisa Wolfe,
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