Educational Assessment Business of Pearson Becomes Assessment for Learning
New Company Actively Combines Assessment, Technology and Instruction to Deliver
Assessment for Learning Solutions Designed to Personalize Learning
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 9, 2010 -- Pearson (www.pearsoned.com), the education, technology and services
company, today announced the renaming and launch of a new group established to support the growing demand
for connecting assessment to student learning. Building on its heritage as a leader in the development of high
quality assessments and curriculum, Pearson's newly formed Assessment for Learning will deliver innovative
assessments focused on helping teachers personalize learning for individual students.
Kevin Brueggeman, the president of Educational Assessment for Pearson, will remain at the helm of Assessment
"Over the past few years, the local and federal demand for innovative assessments that provide teachers with
clear direction for personalizing student learning has grown exponentially," said Brueggeman. "Our new company
will focus exclusively on leveraging the power of Pearson's expertise to develop and deliver solutions that
successfully take student achievement to the next level in our nation's schools."
The new company's team will be built from Pearson's top experts in assessment, digital learning and curriculum
development. Assessment for Learning will be headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the global leader in education and education technology, provides innovative print and
digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management
systems, teacher professional development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products
that set the standard for the industry. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and
the Penguin Group.
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