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Did you know that it can take up to three years to develop a standardized test? Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential. At Pearson Education quality and excellence converge in a $4 Billion publishing powerhouse.
Over the decades, Pearson PLC — now based in London — bought stakes in all manner of industries, including newspapers, amusement parks and even the Madame Tussauds wax museum. Conspiracy theorists sometimes suggest that Pearson has a sinister hold on federal and state education policy.
The universities retain authority over academics, but Pearson will design entire courses, complete with lecture PowerPoints, discussion questions, exams and grading rubrics. Advocates of whole-word instruction believe that being able to recognize a large number of sight words gives students a head start to literacy.
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