PITTSBURGH, PA, January 16, 2007 — Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leading publisher of research-based math curricula for middle school and high school students, announced today that the Company´s Bridge to Algebra curricula has been successfully reviewed and approved by the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) for legal and social content compliance as well as standards alignment.
CLRN (www.clrn.org) is one of three state educational technology services in California and provides educators with a "one-stop" resource for critical information needed for the selection of supplemental electronic learning resources aligned to the California State Board of Education academic content standards. California Educators with specific content experience are selected through an application process to act as reviewers once they have completed a rigorous training program.
"Successful review by CLRN is a significant designation because the organization is known for their rigorous review process by knowledgeable educators," said Joseph Goins, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Carnegie Learning. "Carnegie Learning is making a commitment to California secondary education by providing a dedicated staff of coaches, professional development trainers, and implementation managers, and we look forward to continuing to work toward our goal of helping all students in California to succeed in math and graduate."
Carnegie Learning´s math curricula are based on more than two decades of cognitive science research at Carnegie Mellon University studying how students think, learn, and apply new knowledge in mathematics. The instructional format prescribes three days a week of classroom instruction and two days a week in a teacher-supervised software lab environment. The Cognitive Tutor® software was developed around an artificial intelligence model that identifies weaknesses in each individual student´s mastery of mathematical concepts, customizes prompts to focus on areas where the student is struggling, and sends the student to new problems addressing those specific concepts. The instructor receives an assessment of each student´s progress on an ongoing basis, allowing students to receive more individualized teaching and learning.
About Carnegie Learning, Inc. (www.carnegielearning.com)
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of core, full-year mathematics programs as well as supplemental intervention applications for middle school and high school students. The company´s Cognitive Tutor® programs are helping more than 475,000 students in over 1300 school districts across the United States succeed in math by integrating interactive software sessions, text, and student-centered classroom lessons into a unique learning platform for algebra readiness, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, high-stakes test preparation, and Integrated Math programs. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Carnegie Learning´s Cognitive Tutor Algebra I program as one of only two math curricula scientifically proven to have significant, positive effects on student learning. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded by cognitive science researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.