November 12, 2008
Carnegie Learning Curricula Approved By Kentucky State Textbook Commission Through 2015
Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula for middle schools, high schools, and the higher education market, announced today that the Kentucky State Textbook Commission has approved Carnegie Learning(TM) Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry textbooks for use in middle schools and high schools from 2009 through 2015.
"The adoption of Carnegie Learning(TM) Curricula is an important step toward improving math performance in the Commonwealth of Kentucky," said Dennis Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. "The Carnegie Learning math programs are developed with more than twenty years of cognitive science research into how students learn. We look forward to partnering with instructors across Kentucky to help them help their students to succeed in math by implementing our scientifically based curricula."
Clinton County School District in Kentucky has been using the Carnegie Learning(TM) Math Solutions since 2006 when the district purchased Carnegie Learning(TM) Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, and Geometry programs. Clinton County Schools added Carnegie Learning(TM) Algebra II this academic year.
"Through the implementation of Carnegie Learning math curricula in our classrooms, our middle and high schools have seen tremendous gains on our state math assessment scores," said Paula Little, Clinton County School District Instructional Supervisor. "This is the first mathematics curriculum I have seen that is so broadly embraced by the students."
In addition to being adopted in Kentucky, Carnegie Learning Math Solutions are at the forefront of education transformation initiatives nationwide and are currently implemented in urban, suburban, and rural regions including Chattanooga, Los Angeles, Miami-Dade, and Chicago, and as part of state-wide initiatives in West Virginia, Washington, and Georgia, where the Carnegie Learning(TM) Georgia Mathematics 1 textbook was adopted earlier this year.
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.