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MyFoundationsLab Connects Students with College and Career Readiness Skills

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MyFoundationsLab Connects Students with College and Career Readiness Skills13:10 EST Wednesday, February 23, 2011Interactive, Customizable Online Program from Pearson for Math and English Skills Tied to Common Core State StandardsBOSTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As college enrollments surge to record levels, millions of students are arriving to campus finding they lack the math and English skills needed to do college-level work.  Many of these students are displaced workers seeking refuge from a tight jobs market, necessitating enrollment in remedial programs that cost both time and money for a population that can least afford it.Providing students with a way to quickly improve their math, reading and writing skills is the basis for MyFoundationsLab from Pearson, the world's leading learning company.  Suitable for multiple college and career readiness programs, including GED preparation, early intervention, boot camp, credit recovery, high school bridge programs and student success centers, MyFoundationsLab is a complete online resource for assessing and remediating developmental skills. The program also includes comprehensive learning modules to improve students' general skills, such as note taking, test taking and critical thinking.  The latest version of MyFoundationsLab, with content that coherently follows the Common Core State Standards, delivers interactive, customizable features, including a comprehensive diagnostic tool, personalized content modules specific to each student's skill level and self-paced learning activities that allow students to measure their progress toward the skills needed for continued academic and workplace success."The still-evolving economic recovery underscores that we as a nation must rethink how we prepare both high school graduates and displaced workers to compete in a globally-competitive jobs market," said Bill Barke, CEO of Pearson Arts and Sciences.  "Pearson's investments in new technologies and learning solutions like MyFoundationsLab are designed to support institutions and instructors in their efforts to improve student achievement and retention."Pearson's award-winning MyLabs and Mastering programs have personalized learning for millions of students around the globe, delivering proven results for institutions looking to improve student performance and lower costs.  Available in a range of subjects including math, English composition, the sciences, foreign languages, economics and IT training, the programs provide immediate feedback and targeted help where and when students need it the most.  Students learn at their own pace, in their own style, while educators are able to monitor student progress and communicate with their students online to keep them engaged and accountable for their work.  For more information, visit www.myfoundationslab.com.About PearsonPearson, the world's leading learning company, has global reach and market leading businesses in education, business and consumer publishing (NYSE: PSO). Media Contact: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey@pearson.com or (800) 745-8489SOURCE PearsonFor further information: Susan Aspey, susan.aspey@pearson.com, +1-800-745-8489