A More Compelling Option: Invest in Data-Driven Planning/Preparation and Technology, NOT in K+12

Schools Make Double-Digit Gains in Math and Writing on State Tests… Students with Disabilities Achieve a 31% Gain in Literacy and a 30% Gain in Math in One Year

What we’ve been saying all along is for DepEd and Pres. Aquino to pause and consider other options, especially those based on research, instead of rushing headlong and largely unprepared into an expensive, unproven K+12 program just because the Joneses are doing it. Pearson urges that we “transform school operations and build cohesive, data-driven, technology-supported leadership and instructional practices.”

At Pearson, they develop and refine their services and programs based on research and evaluation to ensure that their solutions are effective. Forged in partnerships with more than a 1,000 schools, their new Schoolwide Improvement Model (SIM) is built on two decades of verifiable research and experience in implementing Pearson’s Learning Teams and the school improvement model of America’s Choice, a company acquired by Pearson in 2010.

The results and research highlighted in the accompanying document, Simply Results – Case Studies and Research in School Improvement, illustrate that Pearson’s solutions help administrators, principals, school leadership teams, and staff develop the skills and knowledge they need to initiate and sustain change. Districts and schools—ranging from large urban districts to small rural schools—have made dramatic turnarounds, achieved higher test scores, narrowed achievement gaps, and made .

Pearson partners with schools, districts, and states to help all students meet high standards for college and career readiness. They offer services and programs to help increase student achievement, build educator effectiveness, and help turn around struggling schools.

To access the research results, click on Simply Results – Case Studies and Research in School Improvement.

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