Carnegie Learning® Math Selected by Oregon Department of Education in 2012-2015 Bridge-Year Adoption

    Carnegie Learning® Math Selected by Oregon Department of Education in
                        2012-2015 Bridge-Year Adoption

Blended Curricula and Content-Focused Professional Development Supports
Transition to Common Core State Standards

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Oregon Department of Education
(ODE) has approved Carnegie Learning^® textbooks, adaptive software, and
professional development support for implementation in high schools through
July 31, 2015. Instructional materials on the approved list are reviewed and
formally adopted by the State Board of Education for purchase by Oregon school
districts using state education funds.


The Carnegie Learning Math Series: Course 3, Algebra I: A Common Core Program,
Geometry, and Algebra II programs were adopted in a bridge-year review
intended to address the need for instructional materials to support the
transition to the new Common Core State Standards in mathematics. In addition,
Carnegie Learning Professional Development Services support Common Core
Standards for Mathematical Practice by preparing Oregon 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.

Oregon is one of 45 states and the District of Columbia embracing Common Core
standards to prepare all students for college and careers in the 21st century.
The state began implementing new common core-aligned curricula in the 2011-12
school year.

Oregon's adopted instructional materials process encourages voluntary
applications for programs that meet the ODE's Mathematics Grades 9-12 review
criteria. By law, textbooks are subject to rigorous review and must meet at
least 80 percent of the overall established criteria in order to be approved
by the State Board of Education for use in classrooms.

In Oregon, Carnegie Learning^® programs are implemented in Portland,
Beaverton, Eugene, Tigard-Tualatin, West Linn-Wilsonville, Medford,
Bend-Lapine and St. Helens school districts.

Based on decades of research and third-party evaluation, Carnegie Learning
curricula and professional development support for teachers are currently
adopted in fifteen of 20 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. (
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 U.S., 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. (
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

SOURCE Carnegie Learning, Inc.

Contact: Mary Murrin, +1-888-851-7094 X176
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