September 11, 2008
Carnegie Learning(TM) Response to Intervention (RTI) Math Solutions Gain Momentum
Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leading publisher of research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and higher education students, reports that Carnegie Learning(TM) Adaptive Math Solutions have been adopted by Bartow County Schools in Georgia and Del Valle Independent School District in Texas as a Response to Intervention (RTI) program for students likely to struggle with the transition from middle school to high school mathematics.
According to the company, sales of the Adaptive Math software as supplemental, intervention curricula in the two districts combined top $200,000, and RTI sales across the country are growing as states mandate higher-level math requirements. The Georgia Department of Education has already instituted more rigorous integrated math standards, and Texas and California are among a growing number of states requiring high school students to pass Algebra II.
"We have to engage struggling students in a way we never have before if we are expecting them to improve in performance while simultaneously implementing a more demanding curriculum," said Dr. John Barge, Director of Secondary Instruction for Bartow County Schools in Georgia. "We did a great deal of research and felt that Carnegie Learning had a strong foundation in cognitive-based teaching and learning and positive results to back that up."
In Bartow County Schools in Georgia, the District used state grant funding to purchase Carnegie Learning's Integrated Math I software for middle school intervention this fall. Del Valle Independent School District in Texas is implementing Carnegie Learning's Bridge to Algebra and Algebra I Adaptive Math Solutions at the high school level.
"Independent studies of our curricula show that Carnegie Learning's real-world examples, multiple representations of problem-solving software tools, and collaborative student-teacher activities result in active, higher-level thinking," said Dennis Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. "Students are better prepared for standardize testing because they have a deeper understanding and retention of math concepts over the long-term."
About Carnegie Learning, Inc. (www.carnegielearning.com)
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of research-based math solutions for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. Our curricula - Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Integrated Math programs - provide differentiated instruction to 500,000 students in nearly 2600 schools across the United States, helping them to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation and preparation for 21st century skills. Carnegie Learning(TM) Blended Curricula Solutions integrate interactive software, text, and collaborative classroom activities for core, full-year math instruction. Carnegie Learning(TM) Adaptive Math Solutions feature Cognitive Tutor(R) software lessons that may be easily customized for supplemental and Response to Intervention programs. All solutions are supported by Professional Development services that ensure successful implementation and align teaching to learning. In numerous independent studies, Carnegie Learning curricula consistently show a significant effect on student learning resulting in improved academic achievement in mathematics. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded by cognitive science researchers and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.