August 12, 2008
Carnegie Learning Sells $5 Million in Custom Math Curricula in Georgia
Sales of Carnegie Learning, Inc.'s new Georgia Mathematics 1 and 2 curricula have reached $5 million since publication of the program earlier this year, according to the company. Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of research based math curricula for middle schools, high schools, and the higher education market, reports that over 130 Georgia middle and high schools have adopted the education publisher's customized Georgia Mathematics 1 and 2 designed, specifically, to meet new, more rigorous high school math requirements being implemented by the Georgia Department of Education this fall.
The purchasing districts receive Carnegie Learning textbooks and Professional Development services, and some districts have purchased Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor(R) software for Math Support which is an intelligent software program that provides differentiated instruction by adapting the learning path to each student's understanding of mathematical concepts. Among the 55 districts implementing Carnegie Learning's Georgia Mathematics program are Bartow, Clayton, Douglas, Forsyth, and Hall County Schools.
"Reports of declining U.S. competitiveness in mathematics and science at the post-secondary level have prompted measures in statehouses across the country to raise standards and achievement in science and math at the high school level," said Trace A. Urdan, Managing Director at Signal Hill. "In many cases, this is reinforced by new high school graduation testing requirements. The dramatic curriculum changes in Georgia are one example of this phenomenon, but by no means the only one. Results-oriented curriculum providers that can rapidly and flexibly respond to this evolving dynamic with research-based content should be well-positioned to help educators as they respond to the public's desire to raise the bar for math education."
Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor research is well supported in the Learning Processes subcommittee report of the recent National Math Advisory Panel report to the President and U.S. Secretary of Education, and is cited as an example of a curriculum that has strong evidence of effectiveness and is a model for applying basic research in the classroom. Carnegie Learning is also recognized by the What Works Clearinghouse as showing evidence of effectiveness, and last year the U.S. Department of Education awarded the RAND Corporation a $6 million grant to conduct a five-year study of the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning's Algebra I curricula in seven districts across the country.
"The higher performance standards in Georgia present an exceptional opportunity for our company," said Dennis Ciccone, Chief Executive Officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. "In addition to having one of the few legitimately research-based math curricula, we are committed to partnering with administrators and teachers to ensure that they receive the support and Professional Development to be successful for 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. 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.