News & Events

Four Innovative Learning Products From Pearson Win 2016 Award of Excellence From Tech & Learning Magazine

Online Career and Technology Courses, MyEconLab, WriteToLearn and Q-interactive honored in 34-year-old recognition program




New York, NY — Four innovative learning products from Pearson are winners in the 2016 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence. Career and Technology Courses – Business Management and Administration from Connections Education, MyEconLab, WriteToLearn and Q-interactive were all honored in the 34-year-old recognition program. This is WriteToLearn’s third win in this awards program and Q-interactive’s second.

Read More

WriteToLearn From Pearson Now Allows District Administrators to See Impact on Student Literacy Skills

September 26, 2016 in PreK-12 Education

Old Adobe School District’s Miwok Valley Language Academy puts students on the path to building strong writing and reading comprehension skills with award-winning tool

New York, NY — Today Pearson announced new capabilities in WriteToLearn, its award-winning automatically scored, web-based tool for building writing and reading comprehension skills for students in grades 4-12. The personalized assessment and learning solution used in hundreds of schools around the country will now put student performance and usage data in the hands of district administrators, allowing them to learn about the impact that WriteToLearn is having on improving literacy skills.

Read More

Tech & Learning Announces Best of Show Winners

tech-learning-best-show-at-iste-2016.pngJuly 5, 2016 - For the third year, Tech & Learning is presenting its prestigious awards program that honors great products at ISTE 2016. The products below were selected by an anonymous panel of educator judges, who scoured the exhibit hall floor during the conference in Denver.

The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating areas such as quality and effectiveness, ease of use and creative use of technology. They then met in person to decide which technologies will have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. 

The winners will be featured in the August issue of Tech & Learning.

Read More

Pearson Unveils Next Generation of WriteToLearn at ISTE 2015

June 29, 2015 in PreK-12 Education

Award-Winning Online Literacy Tool Transforming Learning for Hundreds of Thousands of Students Around the Country

Philadelphia, PA — Today at ISTE 2015 Pearson unveiled the next generation of WriteToLearn, its award-winning online literacy tool. Launched nine years ago, WriteToLearn is transforming literacy instruction for more than a half million students in more than 2,500 schools around the country as they build writing skills, improve their reading comprehension and expand their vocabularies.

Read More

WriteToLearn from Pearson Announces New Tools for Preparing Students for College and Career Success

Next Generation of Online Literacy Tool Planned for Back to School 2015

ATLANTA — June 30, 2014 — Today at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Pearson announced enhancements to WriteToLearn, its award-winning online literacy tool, making it an even more powerful tool for preparing students for success in college and careers. During the 2013-2014 school year, WriteToLearn helped more than 300,000 students across the United States in building the literacy skills requisite to meet and exceed today’s rigorous standards.

Read More

Pearson's WriteToLearn Adds Enhanced Features for English Learners

Compton Unified School District and Hundreds of Schools Turn to WriteToLearn to Accelerate Development of Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Nov. 6, 2013 – According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly  5 million students arrive in U.S. classrooms every day facing not just the challenge of meeting today’s more rigorous achievement goals, but also the hurdle of learning a new language. Considered by many to be the fastest-growing demographic group in U.S. public schools, English Learners (ELs) must have access to tools for building the literacy skills necessary to meet the Common Core State Standards and graduate prepared for success in college and career. In support of this critical goal, Pearson today announced an update to WriteToLearn, its award-winning web-based literacy tool, specifically targeted at closing the achievement gap for this important group of students.

Read More

WriteToLearn Unveils Enhancements for Developing Common Core Writing Skills

Pearson’s Online Literacy Tool Focused on Preparing Students for Success in College and Career

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Sept. 17, 2013 – Beginning this school year, the Common Core State Standards will require students to develop more rigorous writing skills with a stronger emphasis on the ability to synthesize and summarize informational text, formulate an argument and respond appropriately to source documents. To help students prepare for the rigor of the Common Core, Pearson today unveiled updates to its award-winning online literacy tool, WriteToLearn.

Read More

New Word Prediction Tools in WriteToLearn Provide Increased Support for Building Literacy Skills

Pearson and Texthelp Collaborate to Help English Language Learners, Struggling Readers and Writers Prepare for Common Core

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – June 5, 2013 – As the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) releases its draft accommodations and accessibility policy for the Common Core assessments, Pearson and Texthelp are collaborating once again to ensure that WriteToLearn™ provides struggling readers and writers, particularly students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs), with additional tools for writing support. 

Read More

Teachers Empower Students to Master Common Core State Standards With WriteToLearn From Pearson

Updates to Online Tool Provide Greater Support for Building Critical Thinking Skills, Write More Creatively

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – April 9, 2013 – Schools around the country are turning to WriteToLearn™ to empower their students to master the Common Core State Standards and excel on the new Common Core assessments. Today Pearson unveiled major updates to the award-winning online tool, which take its support for Common Core learning to an even higher level.

Read More

Powerful Tool for Attaining Common Core State Standard Literacy Skills

Reading Maturity Metric 30 Percent More Accurate Than Previous Formulas

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Jan. 16, 2013 – As teachers around the country implement the new Common Core State Standards, WriteToLearn from Pearson provides an even more powerful tool for preparing college- and career-ready readers and writers. WriteToLearn now includes Pearson's text complexity measure, the Reading Maturity Metric (RMM), offering 30 percent improvement over previous readability formulas. RMM has been added to the nearly 1,000 informational reading passages, along with Common Core State Standards' text complexity grade bands. This additional information is now available to teachers to help them select the most appropriate readings for their students using Common Core criteria.

Read More

Posts by Topic