Miami-Dade Adopts Carnegie Learning(R) Math Programs for All 42 High Schools $2.3 Million in Curricula and Professional Development to Deliver Comprehensive Math Intervention - Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation - Carnegie Mellon University

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Miami-Dade Adopts Carnegie Learning(R) Math Programs for All 42 High Schools $2.3 Million in Curricula and Professional Development to Deliver Comprehensive Math Intervention

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is investing in improved math achievement for all high school students with the purchase of Carnegie Learning(R) Math programs for the district's 42 high schools. The $2.3 million implementation provides comprehensive math intervention, software as supplemental curricula, and initial training and ongoing job-embedded support for teachers.

The implementation delivers two models of instruction: Carnegie Learning(R) Bridge to Algebra Textbooks and Cognitive Tutor(R) software as an algebra readiness intervention; and, unlimited access by all high school students to the Cognitive Tutor(R) Bridge to Algebra and Algebra I software as a supplement to the district's existing textbooks.

"We are committed to a vital partnership with Miami-Dade to meet the individual learning needs of a highly diverse group of students," said Dennis Ciccone, chief executive officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. "We will work closely with teachers and administrators to provide math content and innovative technology to provide differentiated instruction that engages and inspires both students and teachers to achieve more." Carnegie Learning(R) Math programs are adopted in 15 states including Florida where Carnegie Learning(R) Florida Edition Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Textbooks and ancillary software are adopted as core mathematics instructional materials through June 2016. Carnegie Learning(R) Florida Edition Textbooks feature customized content designed to support the goals of the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

Miami-Dade first purchased Carnegie Learning(R) Math programs in 2002 and implemented the programs in nine schools in the secondary school-reform initiative and three corrective action schools. During the 2002-03 school year, the district commissioned an independent research study examining the effectiveness of Cognitive Tutor(R) software compared with conventional curricula. The Cognitive Tutor students scored significantly better than conventional curricula students on the FCAT and the improvement was pronounced for Exceptional Student Education (ESE) participants, including those with learning and behavioral difficulties, and for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest district in the United States, is among the most diverse with 62% of its students of Hispanic origin, 26% African American, 9% Non-Hispanic White, and 1% Asian or Pacific Islander.

About Carnegie Learning, Inc. ( Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students.

Providing differentiated instruction to schools across the United States, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in math, creating a gateway to graduation and preparing them for the 21st century. Founded by cognitive and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers, Carnegie Learning is helping to re-invent the way we teach math, empowering students to produce significantly improved math scores in a diverse spectrum of school districts across the nation. By constantly innovating and developing new ways for students to learn, Carnegie Learning is ensuring schools, teachers and students achieve greater success.

Article Courtesy of CNBC Business Wire