West Virginia Adopts Carnegie Learning Custom State Editions for Grade 8-12 Mathematics

PITTSBURGH, PA, November 19, 2009 – The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has approved Carnegie Learning® Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Curricula, including Carnegie Learning® West Virginia Edition Textbooks, for use as Primary Instructional Materials in the state. WVDE also approved Carnegie Learning® West Virginia 8th Grade Math software and Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II software for use as Supplemental Instructional Materials.

The West Virginia Instructional Materials Review and Advisory Committees evaluated submitted materials and then conducted hearings with publishers over a year-long process. The Official State Multiple List of Instructional Materials K-12 recommends programs for West Virginia public schools to implement from fall 2010 through June 2016.

Carnegie Learning® West Virginia Edition math textbooks, collaborative classrooms, and Cognitive Tutor® Software provide differentiated instruction correlated to The 21st Century Mathematics Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools. This blended curricula pedagogy:

• Encourages a collaborative, student-centered classroom by engaging students in problem solving, communication, and reasoning while making connections using multiple representations

• Promotes relevant instruction and contextual problem solving using real-world scenarios

• Delivers new, clean textbooks every year. The consumable textbooks allow students to make notes and use their books as a workbook while saving money and time by reducing copying and lowering replacement costs

Carnegie Learning® instructional materials are currently used in Boone County, Kanawha County, Marshall County, Mingo County, and Wayne County Schools, among other West Virginia districts.

Carnegie Learning® Curricula are aligned to state and most district standards and to the five content strands of the standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Carnegie Learning also develops custom mathematics programs in response to individual state and districts math requirements. Carnegie Learning® Custom Math Curricula are currently available in Georgia, West Virginia, and the Hamilton County Schools in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula are adopted in thirteen states: Alaska, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, West Virginia, and in Georgia where one third of the state’s school districts have adopted Carnegie Learning® Programs.

About Carnegie Learning (www.carnegielearning.com)
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.

Mary Murrin
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
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