The monopoly that is "Pearson Education".





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: July 2004 Archive: The monopoly that is "Pearson Education".
By Prethumous (Prethumous) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 05:43 am: Edit

This company, which has manifested itself as "Prentice Hall", "Addison Wesley", "AB Longman", among other epithets, appears to have a stranglehold over all (yes, ALL) the textbooks in my school.

Has it infiltrated yours as well?

By Insanity (Insanity) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 10:47 am: Edit

to some degree..

By Riflesforwatie (Riflesforwatie) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 10:52 am: Edit

We have a lot of McGraw-Hill books. But Pearson makes our "scantron" machine sheets for our fill-in-the-bubble tests.

By Adidasty (Adidasty) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 01:22 pm: Edit

We're busting mostly mcgraw hills out here in kerman, ca

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 01:46 pm: Edit

They will do more than provide the scantron:


Quote:

College Board Selects Pearson to Provide SAT Scoring

Iowa City, Iowa - July 28, 2003 - Pearson Educational Measurement, the nationís largest commercial processor of K-12 student assessments, today announced that it had been selected by the College Board to provide scoring for the new Writing test of the SAT beginning in March 2005.

Pearson Educational Measurement will electronically process the answer sheets and will score the new student-written essay. This will require the training and management of a large pool of readers who have recent experience as secondary school teachers or college faculty in the scoring of the essays via its online proprietary Electronic Performance Evaluation Network (ePEN). The company will process over 3.5 million SAT examinations annually.

Publishing under imprints such as Addison-Wesley, Allyn & Bacon, FT Prentice Hall, Longman and Prentice Hall, Pearson Education is the world's leading educational publisher. Across a wide spectrum of subjects, including business, technology, sciences, law and humanities, our books and resources help students to learn, teachers to teach and professionals to learn and develop throughout their careers.

Pearson Education is part of the global media and education group Pearson, and a sister company of Penguin and the Financial Times newspaper. Every day our books and learning tools help people around the world to grow their knowledge, develop their skills and realise their potential.


By Prethumous (Prethumous) on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 10:44 pm: Edit

Yikes. But isn't that ACT's home turf? Oh well.

By Prethumous (Prethumous) on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 08:47 pm: Edit

Bump.

By Frozentears801 (Frozentears801) on Monday, July 26, 2004 - 02:31 am: Edit

Ugh... I'm using a Pearson text at a local CC, too. And guess what? Paying $45 for an online Pearson account is mandatory. And the entire purpose is so that we can download the lab manual, take quizzes, and search the textbook. >=(

By Prethumous (Prethumous) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 03:23 am: Edit

****ing god**** it!

We need to get the antitrust groupies to bust their asses!


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