Pearson English Language Arts and English Language Development Programs Approved by California State Board of Education

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Suite of programs designed with ELD and college readiness at the core.

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Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, today announced that it received approval from the California Board of Education for its ground-breaking ELA/ELD intervention literacy solution suite, California iLit and iLit ELL, for use in California schools.

The support for struggling readers built into Pearson literacy products is essential with approximately one-quarter of California’s students identified as English learners. Identifying and addressing reading deficiencies is necessary to ensure students graduate ready for college and the workforce.

iLit’s proven, research-based, comprehensive digital intervention was further enhanced with explicit, point-of-use content supporting English language development. The new iLit will help struggling learners develop fluency in English through word study and engaging in academic discourse so they may become successful at reading and writing at grade level.

Students and teachers shared thoughts on the program.

“The engagement is really high with iLit because it is so different and so interactive. iLit is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in 16 years of teaching.” (Krysten Robinson, Southern CA middle school teacher)

“iLit has changed my views on reading, writing, learning and school in many different ways. I always look forward to reading my book every day and before I used to hate reading. I truly believe that I have learned more from iLit than I have ever learned in Language Arts. I love everything about iLit and it has completely changed my opinion of reading and learning in general.” (Southern CA middle school student)

In addition to iLit, the Pearson System of Courses (PSoC), a fully digital K12 curriculum, was also approved for core instruction in the state. PSoC provides over 150 engaging days of fully digital, media-rich, interactive, learner-driven ELA and Math content.

Research-based customizations for California were designed to put the state’s new ELA/ELD Instructional Framework into practice with concepts and instructional techniques contributed by nationally renowned experts who are co-authors for these programs.

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