The debut today of the www.pearsoned.com/commoncore website should be welcome news for the 40 states (plus the Virgin Islands and District of Columbia) that are gearing up for the big transition to the new Common Core State Standards. Now, with the click of a mouse, states and districts have access to a comprehensive set of valuable resources – all in one place – to make the changeover to the new standards as seamless as possible.
Pearson has developed a comprehensive array of integrated solutions that include: Aligned curriculum and iPad-ready eTexts, Assessment, Data Management, Teacher Professional Development, and Overall School Improvement.
"We have committed to states and school districts that we will partner with them as they transition to the new Common Core State Standards," said Pearson School CEO Peter Cohen. "The resources offered on our Common Core website represent our first steps to fulfill this promise. Beyond that, we have a dedicated team at-the-ready to assist state officials, superintendents, principals, and classroom teachers as they prepare for these rigorous new curriculum standards and assessments."
He added, "We know that this move is requiring an immense amount of planning and coordination, so we have mobilized to create integrated resources to help states and districts with their individual efforts to make the transition."
Cohen said that Pearson’s support will provide solutions for all that states need to consider, including:
Cohen noted, "Pearson's close working relationships with key math and reading/literature authors and architects of the Common Core State Standards—Karen Wixson, Skip Fennell, Phil Daro, and Sally Hampton, among others—ensures that the spirit and pedagogical approach of the initiative is embodied in our professional development training for teachers, instructional materials, and assessments."
The new Pearson Common Core website will be updated regularly. For more information, visit: www.pearsoned.com/commoncore.
Pearson has a vision of effective education: a virtuous circle of learning where powerful technologies enable teachers to assess students unobtrusively, diagnose their learning needs swiftly, prescribe personalized learning, monitor student progress, and provide ongoing feedback to students, teachers, and parents. It begins by optimizing assessment data and putting it to work for continuous improvement in student progress and teaching effectiveness. For more, visit www.pearsonschool.com.
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