Perspective From Pearson Honored as Top Product of 2008 by "District Administration" Readers

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Award-Winning Tool Links Assessment to Instruction, Puts Students on Path to Academic Success

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At Pearson, we recognize that assessment is a powerful learning tool when it is linked directly to improved instruction. Perspective provides educators and families with a Web-based tool for making that critical connection

Pearson announced today that Perspective™, the powerful online remediation and enrichment tool that ties assessment to instruction, was honored as one of "District Administration" magazine's Top 100 Products of 2008. Chosen from thousands of new products voted on by "District Administration" readers last year, Perspective provides students, families and educators with a personalized roadmap to student improvement through targeted resources based on student test scores. It helps families understand how students are performing, helps educators prepare for their classes and details what to do to help students succeed.

Reaching more than 75,000 educators each month, "District Administration" covers current trends and pressing issues in the K-12 education industry, along with emerging technologies and leadership issues for district-level administrators. In each issue, "District Administration" presents products, books and materials of importance to its readers, culminating in year-end Top 100 Products. The 2008 Top 100 Products were selected by "District Administration" readers and featured in a special January 2009 issue of the magazine and on its Web site.

"At Pearson, we recognize that assessment is a powerful learning tool when it is linked directly to improved instruction. Perspective provides educators and families with a Web-based tool for making that critical connection," said Douglas Kubach, president and CEO, Assessment and Information, Pearson. "It is particularly gratifying to have Perspective honored as a top product by the readers of 'District Administration' because they are the teachers and school administrators who work with students every day and understand the tools that are necessary for academic success."

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.

More information about Perspective is available at http://www.pearsonperspective.com/.

About "District Administration"
"District Administration" (http://www.districtadministration.com) is produced by Professional Media Group, a magazine and online publisher and conference producer focused on education management. "District Administration" provides regular editorial coverage of presentation technology, IT and AV issues, including networking and facilities design, and reaches more than 76,000 senior-level decision-makers in virtually every district in the United States. In addition, Professional Media Group electronically publishes a popular daily e-newsletter - "District Administration Daily."

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 http://www.pearson.com.

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