Free Online Tool From Pearson Helps Students Improve Achievement on AIMS

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Free Online Tool From Pearson Helps Students Improve Achievement on AIMS

CHANDLER, Ariz. — December 12, 2011 —

When Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) reports are released this month, students will have open access to a powerful new tool for improving student achievement in reading, mathematics, and science. Perspective, an award-winning online remediation and enrichment solution from Pearson, provides high-quality instructional resources that tie high-stakes assessment to classroom instruction. Students needing to retake the reading or mathematics portions of the AIMS High School assessment will receive a Learning Locator™ on their Student Report, personalized to their performance according to Arizona Standards. By entering their Learning Locator on the Perspective web site, students can receive immediate access to supplemental learning resources that are targeted specifically to their individual learning needs.

Arizona high school teachers can also use Perspective to identify and assign standards-based instructional materials and learning activities, many of which were designed specifically for Arizona students. In addition, parents can use Perspective at home any time throughout the year to help their student reach proficiency on AIMS.

"Arizona has an ambitious goal for its schools -- to ensure academic excellence for all students," said Darice Keating, president, State Services, Pearson Assessment and Information. "Pearson has a deep commitment to supporting state leaders, educators and parents as they achieve this vision, as reflected in our long-term collaboration with the Arizona Department of Education on AIMS and other state and local initiatives. With more than 2,000 full and part-time Arizona-based employees, we are proud to be such an integral part of Arizona’s public education system."

She continued, "Providing Perspective free to the state's more than more than 300,000 high school students is one more way that we are demonstrating that commitment to educational excellence in the Grand Canyon State."

Launched for Arizona in August 2011, Perspective was developed by Pearson in collaboration with its staff in the Chandler, Ariz. office who worked closely with the Arizona Department of Education to confirm alignment with state standards. The company is providing Perspective as part of the AIMS program at no additional cost.

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