Efficacy in Education

Our commitment to efficacy

Pearson is committed to measure our performance in improving people’s lives through learning with the same clarity that we measure product sales and corporate profits today. The pursuit of better learner outcomes is our responsibility and our mission.

We invite you to learn more about our efforts, join the conversation, discover the power of efficacy, find tools to bring efficacy into your workplace and join us as an advocate for efficacy in education.

Starting with efficacy
Starting with efficacy

Learn more about what efficacy is, and why it matters in education today.


Efficacy toolkit
Efficacy toolkit

Tools to help bring efficacy into your daily workplace and activities.

Efficacy in action
Efficacy in action

Examples of efficacy in action for the benefit of learners around the world.

Advocate for efficacy
Advocate for efficacy

How to join us as an advocate for efficacy in education.

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  • It is not enough for education to inspire, engage, and delight. It needs to do all those things and help students to achieve their goals.

    We need to be more ambitious and stringent in how we approach education – and this idea lies at the heart of the efficacy initiative.

    Seeking and reporting outcomes involves some risks, and some challenge. But the net result will be better education for millions of children who deserve nothing less.

    Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive of Nesta
    The UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts
  • In the future there is no choice but to have a framework like this… we need to be leaders… the limit is how far we can innovate to meet the needs of learners.




    Professor Lee Sing Kong
    Director of the National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • The toughest part of being an educator is determining whether you and your learners have achieved what you set out to, but it is absolutely critical to ensuring we’re investing our energy in right places to improve education.

    A step change in education can be achieved if we focus on getting better at measuring what matters to excel and prosper in work in the modern world, and use the data to inform how we teach in our school system and beyond.

    Peter Hill, Former Chief Executive
    Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority
  • Done right, education is the surest path to prosperity and stability. 

    At a time of profound change in the global economy, delivering the sort of deeper learning our children will need to be successful in the 21st century work and civic life is our central imperative.

    Achieving this responsibly, effectively and equitably is the true mark of efficacy in education.

    Barbara Chow, Education Programme Director
    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Share your story
Share your story

We learn more through real-life stories. If you have a story of efficacy in action, please share it with us and help others to see the power of an outcomes-based approach.

Feedback please
Feedback please

We will all move faster along the path to efficacy if we share ideas, insights and challenge one another. We welcome your comments and feedback so please share them with us.