Oklahoma Adopts Carnegie Learning Full Suite of Math Textbooks and Software

PITTSBURGH, PA, December 16, 2009 – The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee has approved Carnegie Learning® Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Textbooks as core mathematics curricula, and the company’s Cognitive Tutor® Software programs for each of these subjects as supplementary curricula for implementation through June 2016.

All approved instructional materials align to the most current Priority Academic Student Skills (PASS) for the state, and Oklahoma School districts are required to spend at least 80% of allocated textbook funds on approved titles. The Oklahoma State Textbook Committee is made up of two members from each Oklahoma Congressional District and members are appointed by the Governor with the consent of the State Senate. One member is a citizen who does not have a teaching certificate and has at least one child in the public schools of Oklahoma.

“This has been a very strong year for Carnegie Learning in adoption states,” said Dennis Ciccone, chief executive officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. “We are seeing a deeper understanding of the value of combining textbooks and software to provide individualized learning, and a greater number of states are recognizing the need to support teachers and administrators with a variety of instructional tools that serve diverse groups of students of varying skill levels.”

Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula are aligned to all 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® Math Curricula are adopted in fourteen states: Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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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