PITTSBURGH, PA, October 15, 2009 – Carnegie Learning, Inc. announced today that the State Board of Education in North Carolina is recommending the company’s complete suite of middle school and high school mathematics textbooks and Cognitive Tutor® Software to schools across the state. The State Board of Education completed an extensive review of Carnegie Learning® Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II programs, and recommended the materials for use as core curricula for 8th grade Math, Introductory Mathematics, Algebra I, Algebra II, & Geometry in North Carolina.
The statewide selection of textbooks/instructional materials is administered by the North Carolina Textbook Commission which appoints Regional Textbook Advisory Committees to review and evaluate materials submitted by publishers. In the 2009 adoption process this fall, the Textbook Commission approved only instructional materials that met the new North Carolina Essential Standards approved in September.
“The Carnegie Learning® Textbook is a very good resource that makes math concepts relevant to the students so that they see things in a real world perspective and work together to figure things out,” said Tim Powell, a math teacher in Greene County Schools, North Carolina, where the district began using Carnegie Learning® Math Programs in August. “The most important thing I see, is that students who have not had success in math before are becoming successful and having fun in my classroom.”
Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula are adopted in ten states: Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and in Georgia, where one third of the state’s school districts have adopted Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula.
Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula and research are recognized internationally for innovation and effectiveness. In July, cognitive scientists and research assistants received “Best Paper” at EDM ’09, the Second International Conference on Education Data Mining in Cordoba, Spain for “Reducing the Knowledge Tracing Space”, which demonstrates one way to more efficiently model student learning of cognitive skills. Earlier this year, Carnegie Learning® Adaptive Math Software won a CODiE Award from the Software & Information Industry Association as Best Mathematics Instructional Solution and received a Best in Tech Award for the 2008–2009 school year from Scholastic Administrator Magazine.
About Carnegie Learning
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula 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 that helps 500,000 students in nearly 2600 schools throughout the U.S. to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning® Blended Math Curricula integrate interactive software, text, and collaborative classroom activity for core, full-year math instruction. Carnegie Learning® Adaptive Math Curricula Solutions feature Cognitive Tutor® Software that may be customized for Response to Intervention programs. All solutions are supported by Carnegie Learning® Professional Development Services. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded in 1999 by cognitive and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.
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