Increased Customization, Reporting and Testing Capabilities Unveiled with Pearson's New Web-based Solution, NovaNET® Courseware

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Multi-media Courses in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science Individualize Education for High School Students

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When it comes to learning, one size does not fit all. NovaNET Courseware is based on a learner-centric instructional design approach, focusing on the needs of the student and providing flexible learning options at their fingertips

The education, services and technology company Pearson today launched NovaNET Courseware on its new web-based learning platform, combining NovaNET's proven high school instructional content with a powerful learning management system. Accessible from any location via a standard web browser and an Internet connection, NovaNET Courseware enhances the educational experience for teachers and students by increasing testing options, increasing customization capabilities, and providing new learning models and more reporting features.

Available immediately, NovaNET Courseware includes a complete core high school curriculum with courses in math, English, social studies and science. Students can progress through a course's learning objectives in any order, focusing on their trouble areas, or move sequentially, which is ideal for disciplines like math and science that build on skills throughout the course.

With the new NovaNET Courseware, educators can add their own educational content, create course-specific discussion forums and utilize a pre- and post-testing format to identify a student's mastery levels and develop a study plan that fits with his or her individual needs. The learning platform enables educators to build timed and untimed assessments into a course and design learning interventions, measure progress, compare student performance to national averages and estimate Adequate Yearly Progress as required by the No Child Left Behind Act.

"When it comes to learning, one size does not fit all. NovaNET Courseware is based on a learner-centric instructional design approach, focusing on the needs of the student and providing flexible learning options at their fingertips," said Bob Roliardi, president of Pearson Digital Learning. He added, "Because of the innovative education technology and built-in assessment components, our latest learning solution personalizes learning and engages learners every day at every step of the educational continuum."

The NovaNET Courseware system helps students learning in virtual school settings, dropout prevention and credit recovery programs, summer school and alternative schools. Meeting the needs of those at-risk students, NovaNET Courseware qualifies for federal funding in the areas of Title V, Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT), 21st Century Community Learning Centers, IDEA and Title I.

To ensure all students are achieving at their highest potential, pre-configured reporting on student activity, performance or progress, along with customizable reporting options, is available within the new platform. Additional support for educators implementing NovaNET Courseware also is offered in a variety of ways, including technology support and professional development services.

"By working with educators during the training and implementation process, we can ensure continued growth and lasting results. Our training and support services are completely customizable and fit with any school's or district's needs," said Roliardi.

To learn more about NovaNET Courseware, visit http://www.pearsonschool.com/NovaNETCourseware.

About Pearson
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education services, technology and school solutions, provides 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. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information about Pearson, go to http://www.pearsoned.com.

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