NovaNET Heads Back to School; Two New Courses, Algebra II and English II, Debut

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Pearson's NovaNET is going back to school with two new course offerings, Algebra II and English II. NovaNET is a comprehensive, online courseware system for grades 6-12 that helps improve test results, reduce drop-out and at-risk rates, and increase student self-confidence.

Students want more engaging, relevant content, and teachers and administrators want students to gain the necessary skills to graduate. Our latest Algebra and English updates demonstrate our commitment to respond to our customers' needs

NovaNET is going back to school with two new course offerings, Algebra II and English II. NovaNET is a comprehensive, online courseware system from Pearson for grades 6-12 that helps improve test results, reduce drop-out and at-risk rates, and increase student self-confidence.

The new Algebra II course, based on current state standards, contains 75 new multimedia lessons that draw upon relevant real-world examples, provide animations and tutorials that students can play and replay, as well as integrated review and assessment. Pearson's instructional design team aligned the NovaNET course to Prentice Hall's Algebra 2 © 2007 textbook. Two semesters of online content provide the equivalent of one year's worth of textbook content.

The first semester of the new English II course is also based on current state standards and contains 34 new multimedia lessons. It is aligned to the Prentice Hall Writing and Grammar textbook for grade 10. Along with the Algebra course, students get new measurement and assessment components to let them know their status in terms of completion and success. The second semester of the English II course will be available in late 2008.

Both new courses feature interactive practices with intelligent feedback and remediation to reinforce principle lesson concepts and monitor student learning. The NovaNET system ensures that courses provide ongoing, formative and summative assessment for each lesson. In addition to multimedia elements and textbook alignment, the instructional design of the new Algebra II and English II lessons provides support for struggling adolescent readers.

"Students want more engaging, relevant content, and teachers and administrators want students to gain the necessary skills to graduate. Our latest Algebra and English updates demonstrate our commitment to respond to our customers' needs," said Collin Sellman, Director of Secondary Digital Product Management for Pearson. "NovaNET allows students to work at their own pace, and lets teachers assess, diagnose, and prescribe the exact material students need."

For more information about NovaNET, the new Algebra II or English II course, or Pearson, please visit http://www.pearsonschool.com/digital.

About NovaNET:
Designed for grades 6-12, NovaNET is a comprehensive, online courseware system that helps reach struggling students and recover lost credits, increases graduation rates and reduce dropout rates, challenges advanced students who want to move ahead, and it prepares students for state and standardized tests. NovaNET also provides individualized learning at a distance. From delivering thousands of hours of research and standards-based, interactive curriculum, to integrated assessment and student management, NovaNET is an all-inclusive system that delivers a return on investment quickly.

About Pearson and Education:
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, Educational Measurement, Educational Assessment, 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 initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to http://www.pearson.com.

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Matt.Murphy @ Pearson.com

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