PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Utah State Board of Education has approved Carnegie Learning Integrated Math I: A Common Core Program for purchase with state education funds designated for instructional materials. The curriculum was reviewed through Utah's annual Recommended Primary Instructional Materials process and is approved through December 31, 2016. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130212/NE59103LOGO ) Carnegie Learning Integrated Math I: A Common Core Program offers a unique blend of textbook and Cognitive Tutor ® software that delivers highly personalized instruction for students of varied skill levels written specifically to meet the requirements of the Common Core State Standards. To support instructors in the transition to the Common Core, Carnegie Learning Professional Development services prepare teachers for classroom instruction that deepens student content knowledge, promotes problem-solving, and encourages students to reflect on their thinking and consolidate new mathematical ideas. Utah is one of 45 states and the District of Columbia embracing Common Core State Standards with the goal to prepare all students for college and careers in the 21 st century. In addition to this grade 9 integrated math program, the Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Series was reviewed in the 2011 process and approved through December 31, 2015. Nearly a dozen Utah school districts are reviewing Carnegie Learning Common Core-aligned Integrated Math I materials for implementation in the 2013-2014 school year. Davis School District, a bellwether district in the state, is among the first to purchase Carnegie Learning Integrated Math I, adopting the program for 10 years through the 2023-24 academic year. Davis School District also adopted Carnegie Learning's Common Core Middle School Math Series: Courses 2 and 3 for seventh and eighth graders in 2012. Carnegie Learning is supporting Davis teachers and administrators with initial training workshops and job-embedded classroom support. Based on more than 20 years of research and third-party evaluations, Carnegie Learning curricula and professional development support for teachers are currently adopted in fifteen of twenty curricula adoption states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah and West Virginia. About Carnegie Learning, Inc. ( www.carnegielearning.com) Carnegie Learning 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 Pittsburgh, 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. About Apollo Group, Inc. ( www.apollo.edu)Apollo Group is one of the world's largest private education providers and has been in the education business for approximately 40 years. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries: University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Institute for Professional Development and College for Financial Planning. The Company offers programs and services throughout the United States and in Latin America and Europe, as well as online throughout the world. For more information about Apollo Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries, call (800) 990-APOL or visit the Company's website at www.apollogrp.edu. Carnegie Learning®, Cognitive Tutor® and MATHia® are registered trademarks of Carnegie Learning, Inc.