June 19, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Thursday, two scientists with the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Learning, Inc. will be discussing a recently completed, government-funded, randomized field trial of a promising Algebra I curriculum. The study, one of the largest overseen by the Department of Education in the past decade, examined the effectiveness of Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor ® Algebra I curriculum, an innovative intervention developed by cognitive and behavioral scientists from
Carnegie Mellon University
study, which was conducted by the highly reputable RAND Corporation, found an average improvement of eight percentile points – from the 50
to the 58
percentile – among students using the curriculum in conjunction with teacher-led classroom instruction.
The findings of this rare, large-scale, randomized field trial may have significant implications on math education in the U.S., and on Algebra proficiency specifically, a subject broadly considered to be a gateway to later math outcomes.
, Chief Scientist of Carnegie Learning
, RAND Senior Scientist and author of the working paper, which has been conditionally accepted for publication by an academic journal
: Tele-Press Conference featuring the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Thursday, June 20, 2013
, 10:30 AM ET
About Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning Inc. is a publisher of innovative, research-based mathematics software and textbooks for middle school and high school students aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Providing differentiated instruction in schools across
the United States
, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation, college, and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning, located in
, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Apollo Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:APOL) and is the sole source provider of Cognitive Tutor® and MATHia® software for students in grades 6-12. (
SOURCE Carnegie Learning, Inc.