PITTSBURGH, PA, June 21, 2007–Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leading publisher of research-based math curricula, reported today that Macomb Intermediate School District in Michigan is among the districts participating in a five-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by RAND Corporation that will evaluate the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning´s technology-based Algebra I curriculum. Macomb Intermediate School District serves 21 public school districts in Macomb County, located in the eastern suburbs of Detroit.
Sixteen middle schools and high schools with 2100 Algebra students will participate in the study which will evaluate whether the Cognitive Tutor® curriculum is effective for a wide range of students and environments. In the randomized experiment, eight schools will use Carnegie Learning Algebra I and eight will continue to use the schools´ existing Algebra I course for two years.
Carnegie Learning´s curricula include classroom instruction and a software program that adapts to the individual student´s understanding of algebraic concepts to improve their problem-solving skills. In addition to providing text book and software, Carnegie Learning will conduct initial teacher training and ongoing professional development throughout the five year study. In addition to Macomb Independent School District, Houston Independent School District, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and three additional U.S. districts or regions will participate in the RAND study of Carnegie Learning´s Algebra I curricula.
About Carnegie Learning, Inc. (www.carnegielearning.com)
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of core, full-year mathematics solutions as well as supplemental intervention applications for middle school, high school, and postsecondary 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. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded by cognitive science researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.