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About Pearson and the Assessment Training Institute
ATI was founded in 1992 by Rick Stiggins to help classroom teachers develop skills needed to gather accurate information about student achievement and to use the assessment process and its results effectively to improve achievement. Our work is grounded in the concept of student-involved classroom assessment. We are guided by the belief that helping students see themselves as learners is central to their academic success and that assessment practices are key to developing their competence and confidence.
Through our work, it is our goal to empower educators to:
- Translate content standards into classroom-level learning targets
- Develop and use high-quality assessments in the classroom
- Communicate effectively about student achievement
- Engage in accurate standards-based grading practices
- Use assessment as a part of instruction to maximize learning
- Offer effective feedback that students can and will act upon
- Make students active partners in their learning through developing skills of self-assessment and goal setting
About Pearson School Achievement Services (SAS)
Pearson's School Achievement Services' mission is to provide professional assistance and support to teachers, principals, district leadership and communities, enabling all students to meet high standards for college and career readiness in schools where learning and student achievement are a shared responsibility. SAS partners with states, schools and districts by providing consulting on education issues such as transitioning to the Common Core State Standards, Race to the Top measures, and other policy-driven initiatives; delivering evidence-based schoolwide improvement and professional development services for districts wishing to transform; and, increasing educator effectiveness and career growth through technology-supported systems, tools and processes.
Key Pearson SAS programs include math, literacy and STEM focused PD; Common Core Services; SIOP®; Pearson's Schoolwide Improvement Model (SIM™); Assessment Training Institute (ATI); Words Their Way; Pearson Learning Teams; Teacher Compass / Principal Compass; and, many other job-embedded, face-to-face, and hybrid PD solutions for districts and educators.