Pearson Forms New Group to Address Need for School Improvement Solutions

Pearson Achievement Solutions (, a new group formed by Pearson School Companies, will focus on delivering customized solutions for school improvement. Its newest offering, LessonLab, will provide schools and school districts with comprehensive teacher professional development aligned with research, assessment, and instructional programs.

Central to this new organization is Pearson's recent acquisition of Co-nect, the leading provider of data-driven professional development solutions to help schools and districts manage and measure effective instructional improvement. Content, collaborative tools, and data analysis are delivered through a nationwide network of certified consultants who directly support administrators and teachers. Co-nect and LessonLab together will offer instructional solutions built around customized implementations and professional development.

"K-12 school leaders in the US are seeking evidence-based and innovative solutions to improve student performance," says Beth Wray, the newly appointed CEO of Pearson Achievement Solutions. "Pearson Achievement Solutions…has a critical role in improving current student outcomes through systemic school change, customized content, and professional development."

This article originally appeared in the 01/01/2006 issue of THE Journal.