WASHINGTON, DC—January 26, 2010—Teachers achieve better results for their students when they work together in learning teams to identify student problems and develop instructional solutions, according to a new study published in The American Educational Research Journal (AERJ). The model tested by the researchers in the study has been implemented by Pearson Learning Teams at more than 175 schools across the US.

In a five-year study of 15 Title I schools serving 14,000 students, researchers William M. Saunders, Claude N. Goldenberg and Ronald Gallimore found that student achievement rose by 41 percent—and a whopping 58 percent for English learners—after schools converted...

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