PITTSBURGH, PA, July 5, 2007 — Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leading publisher of research-based math curricula, reported today that Trenton City, NJ and Bridgeport, CT School Districts are among the regions participating in a five-year study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by RAND Corporation. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning?s technology-based Algebra I curriculum across a wide range of students and environments. Trenton City and Bridgeport support a combined 58 schools and more than 34,000 students.
Sixteen hundred algebra students from eight middle schools and high schools, four from each district, will participate in the study which will evaluate the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning?s Cognitive Tutor® Algebra I curriculum. The randomized experiment requires two schools in each district to use the Carnegie Learning program, and two to continue using the districts? existing Algebra I courses over a two- year period.
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 study. Bridgeport and Trenton City School districts join Macomb (Minn.) Independent School District, Houston (Texas) Independent School District, and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the U.S. Department of Education funded RAND study.
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.