Carnegie Learning® Scores High in Rigorous Common Core Textbook Adoption Year

Carnegie Learning® Scores High in Rigorous Common Core Textbook Adoption Year

Six States Approve Research-based Mathematics Curricula to Meet New Standards

PR Newswire

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2013

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --In 2012, Carnegie Learning curricula
were adopted for long-term implementation in six states after completing
instructional materials evaluation and review driven by the new Common Core
State Standards. Carnegie Learning's research-based textbooks and adaptive
learning software were evaluated and approved for use in:

  oArkansas: High School
  oGeorgia: Middle School and High School
  oNew Mexico: Middle School and Algebra I
  oOregon: Middle School, High School, and Professional Development services
    for transition to the Common Core
  oSouth Carolina: Middle School
  oUtah: Integrated Math I

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Three states -- Arkansas, Georgia, and New Mexico -- adopted Carnegie Learning
curricula for implementation from 2013 through 2018. Oregon, South Carolina
and Utah conducted interim, or bridge, evaluations to address the transition
to Common Core standards that will occur prior to the next scheduled state
textbook adoption cycles. In addition to the above mentioned new state
adoptions, Carnegie Learning curricula are also currently adopted in Alabama,
Florida, Idaho, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and
West Virginia.

Twenty U.S. states conduct curricula evaluations led by their departments of
education. Once those materials are approved, they may be purchased by school
districts using state education funds. Thirty open-territory states purchase
materials at the local school district or individual building levels,
independent of a centralized state-level evaluation.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative seeks to bring diverse state
curricula requirements into alignment in order to establish a consistent
expectation for student performance across all 50 states. Currently, 45 states
and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core's more rigorous
academic standards, graduation requirements, skills assessments, and
accountability measurements with the goal to prepare all students for college
and/or 21st century careers.

Carnegie Learning Common Core adopted materials includes the Carnegie Learning
Middle School Math Series for grades six through eight, Algebra I: A Common
Core Program, and Integrated Math I: A Common Core Program. These unique
blended textbook and software solutions deliver highly personalized
instruction for students of varied skill levels and are written specifically
for the Common Core requirements and Standards for Mathematical Practice,
which are the foundation of Carnegie Learning pedagogy. The programs also
support instructors in the transition to the Common Core with Professional
Development that prepares for classroom instruction to deepen student content
knowledge, promote problem-solving, and encourage students to reflect on their
thinking and consolidate new mathematical ideas.

Carnegie Learning Geometry, Algebra II and Integrated Math I and II programs
are currently aligned to individual state standards, and Common Core editions
will be available beginning in June 2013. In anticipation of the 2014-2015
release of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers
(PARCC) and Smarter Balanced assessments aligned to the Common Core, Carnegie
Learning is also aligning all instructional materials to reflect the new
summative, data-driven and computer adaptive formats for measuringstudent

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 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. (
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

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