Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Pearson's award-winning remediation and enrichment solution for students now features interactive learning resources from the country's No. 1 elementary math program. The global leader in education, technology and services created a powerful tool for personalizing learning in mathematics by combining Perspective's ability to create a roadmap to student improvement with enVisionMATH's engaging, interactive games, videos, quizzes and other virtual learning assets.
Perspective takes the results from students' high-stakes assessments and identifies areas where they are struggling. Then, its Learning Locator connects them with content such as the resources from enVisionMATH that they can use to get back on track.
"At Pearson, we are able to combine our extensive expertise in student assessment and intervention with the highest quality curriculum materials available today," said Douglas Kubach, president and CEO, Assessment and Information, Pearson. "With Perspective, parents and teachers can identify areas where students need additional help in math and quickly connect them with enVisionMATH's research-based curriculum and engaging content to ensure that they are building the math skills necessary for college and career success."
The effectiveness of enVisionMATH is validated by the student gains reported in an independent, scientific research study, based on the rigorous standards required by the Department of Education's What Works Clearinghouse. This study found that fifth-graders learning with the program jumped the equivalent of five grade levels in math computation achievement in just two years. And the findings from the second year of this two-year randomized control study by Planning, Research and Evaluation Services (PRES) Associates showed that enVisionMATH students overall significantly improved in the areas of math concepts, problem-solving, computation and vocabulary. Pearson recently launched a new edition of this bestselling elementary math program, enVisionMATH Common Core, the first mathematics program written specifically to the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
"Combining Perspective's capabilities in tying assessment to instruction with enVisionMATH's proven content will allow teachers and parents to personalize learning for students in an engaging and interactive environment," said Mike Evans, Pearson's senior vice president for mathematics. "Together, these two digital solutions create a powerful tool for accelerating math achievement for elementary students."
enVisionMATH materials for third and fourth grades are now available, and additional grades will be added over the next several months. To learn more about enVisionMATH, go here.
To learn more about Perspective, visit http://www.pearsonperspective.com.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher licensure testing, 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 the Assessment & Information group of Pearson, visit http://www.pearsonassessments.com/.
For more information, press only:
Adam Gaber, Pearson, 800-745-8489, adam(dot)gaber(at)pearson(dot)com, @Apgaber (twitter)
Lisa Wolfe, L. Wolfe Communications, 773-227-1049, lwolfe(at)lwolfe(dot)com
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