Monday, May 24, 2010
State of Florida Adopts Carnegie Learning Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II
The Florida Department of Education has adopted Carnegie Learning® Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Textbooks and ancillary software as core mathematics instructional materials for use in Florida school districts through June 2016.
Carnegie Learning® Florida Edition Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II textbooks provide content customized to support the rigorous Next Generation Sunshine State Standards. The pedagogy of Carnegie Learning’s research-based textbooks focuses on structuring a collaborative environment, engaging students, fostering communication, and promoting critical thinking and problem solving.
“Carnegie Learning has a long history of strong results in Florida, including the Miami-Dade County Public Schools and various charter schools,” said Dennis Ciccone, chief executive officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. “It is gratifying to receive the Florida Department of Education’s assessment that our programs are appropriate and desirable for use in districts throughout the state.”
In 2008, data from four Miami-Dade charter high schools implementing three years of Carnegie Learning solutions as their exclusive math curriculum indicated that students in schools using Carnegie Learning programs scored higher on the math portion of the FCAT than students in schools in the County with comparable demographics. Schools implementing Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula for three consecutive years showed more pronounced improvement, indicating that implementations improve over time.
Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula are aligned to all state and most district standards and to the five content strands of the standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Carnegie Learning® Math Curricula are adopted in 15 states: Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.
Carnegie Learning® Florida Edition Textbooks and software are available for immediate purchase. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-851-7094 X116.
Article Courtesy of Carnegie Learning