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Meet Us

Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment, and a range of teaching and learning services powered by technology. Our products and services are used by millions of teachers and learners around the world every day.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help people make progress in their lives through learning — because we believe that learning betters lives. Learning opens up opportunities for college, the workforce, licensure, or whatever comes next for the learner.

Who we are

We provide a wide range of assessments and related services for a variety of education settings and purposes. In the U.S., thousands of employees collaborate on assessments, including educators, research scientists, content specialists, and technology experts.

Helping uncover what students are learning

We partner with educators, states, and districts to develop new, personalized ways of learning through effective, scalable assessments that measure real-world skills and inform instruction for all learners.

We have delivered more than 100 million online tests to state and national customers, including longitudinal surveys like the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). In 2017, we delivered more than 37 million tests. During our peak testing period, we successfully delivered tests to more than:

  • 424,000 testers in a single hour

  • 1.5 million testers in a single day

  • 5.8 million testers in a single week

 

We’re also working to align assessments and instruction to more efficiently measure student progress and mastery. Learn more about this research opportunity.

Helping discover how students learning

We also offer internationally recognized clinical assessments and services that assist skilled, compassionate professionals to improve lives. For the U.S. market, we have a comprehensive portfolio of research-based instruments that are valid, reliable, and represent the highest technical quality in assessments today. We’re particularly noted for our gold-standard assessment contributions in cognition/ability, memory, neuropsychology, behavior, personality/psychopathology, achievement, and speech/language.

Helping learners prove what what they know professionally

Each year millions of people around the world take an exam with Pearson VUE. Chances are someone you know has recently tested with us to demonstrate their knowledge, skill, and commitment.

More than 450 credential owners across the globe choose Pearson VUE to help develop, manage, deliver and grow their testing programs. From online practice tests to high-stakes, proctored exams that require the industry’s most secure testing environments, Pearson VUE is the leader in computer-based testing.

Pearson VUE serves test owners and test takers in nearly every industry.

  • Academia and admissions

  • Financial and related services

  • Government

  • Health care

  • Information technology (IT)

  • Military

  • U.S. licensing and global regulation

But Pearson is more than just assessments. Learn more.