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80 Strand

London, WC2R 0RL

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 20 7010 2000


Pearson plc, through its subsidiaries and other affiliates, operates as a media and education company worldwide. The company’s principal operations are in the education, business information, and consumer publishing markets. The company delivers its content in various forms and through various channels, including books, newspapers, and online services. It offers services, as well as content, from test creation, administration and processing to teacher development and school software. The company operates in approximately 70 countries, primarily in the U.S. and Europe. Divisions The company consists of two major worldwide businesses, Pearson Education and the FT Group, as well as a 47% interest in Penguin Random House. PEARSON EDUCATION This division provides educational materials and learning technologies. The company provides test development, processing, and scoring services to governments, educational institutions, corporations, and professional bodies worldwide. It publishes across the curriculum and provides a range of education services, including teacher development, educational software, and system-wide solutions; and also owns and operates schools. In 2013, this division operated through three worldwide segments: North American Education, International Education, and Professional. North American Education The company’s North American Education business serves educators and students in the USA and Canada from early education through elementary, middle and high schools, and into higher education with a range of products and services, including curriculum textbooks and other learning materials; student assessments and testing services; and education technologies. The company’s North American School business contains a mix of publishing, testing, and technology products for the elementary and secondary school markets. The major customers of this business are state education boards and local school districts. The business publishes curriculum programmes for school students, at both elementary and secondary level, under various imprints, including Pearson Scott Foresman for elementary and Pearson Prentice Hall for secondary. The company also provides digital instructional solutions under Pearson Digital Learning, such as enVisionMATH and Miller-Levine Biology. The business also provides student information, assessment, reporting, and business solutions (Pearson School Systems), which enables elementary and secondary schools and school districts to record and manage information about student attendance and performance, and instructional improvement systems that allow for data-driven personalized instruction and teacher support. The company’s North American Higher Education business is the major publisher of textbooks and related course materials for colleges and universities in the U.S. It also provides learning tools and technologies, and approximately 3 million U.S. College students are pursuing their studies online using Pearson Higher Education’s products. Its imprints include Pearson Prentice Hall, a higher education publisher across all disciplines; Pearson Addison Wesley and Pearson Benjamin Cummings, the premier publishers in computing, economics, finance, mathematics, science, and statistics; Pearson Longman, the publisher of materials in English, history, philosophy, political science, and religion; and Pearson Allyn & Bacon, at the forefront of the social services, humanities, and education disciplines. In addition, the company has a custom publishing business, which works with professors to produce textbooks and online resources primarily adapted for their particular course. The company’s North American Assessment and Information business provides educational assessment services and solutions in the U.S., developing, scoring, and processing various student tests each year, for the U.S. states and the federal government. It also develops clinical assessments for the professional practice areas of psychology, speech, language, hearing, occupational, and physical therapy; global talent assessment; and learning assessment. International Education The company’s International Ed


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