Scientists to Discuss Findings of Rare, Large-Scale Government Study on Innovative Algebra Blended Learning Curriculum

   Scientists to Discuss Findings of Rare, Large-Scale Government Study on
                Innovative Algebra Blended Learning Curriculum

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This Thursday, two
scientists with the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Learning, Inc. will be
discussing a recently completed, government-funded, randomized field trial of
a promising Algebra I curriculum. The study, one of the largest overseen by
the Department of Education in the past decade, examined the effectiveness of
Carnegie Learning's Cognitive Tutor ® Algebra I curriculum, an innovative
intervention developed by cognitive and behavioral scientists from Carnegie
Mellon University. The $6 million study, which was conducted by the highly
reputable RAND Corporation, found an average improvement of eight percentile
points – from the 50^th to the 58^th percentile – among students using the
curriculum in conjunction with teacher-led classroom instruction.

The findings of this rare, large-scale, randomized field trial may have
significant implications on math education in the U.S., and on Algebra
proficiency specifically, a subject broadly considered to be a gateway to
later math outcomes.

Who:
Steve Ritter, Ph.D., Chief Scientist of Carnegie Learning
John Pane, Ph.D., RAND Senior Scientist and author of the working paper, which
has been conditionally accepted for publication by an academic journal

What:
Tele-Press Conference featuring the RAND Corporation and Carnegie Learning,
Inc.

When:
Thursday, June 20, 2013, 10:30 AM ET

About Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning Inc. 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.
(www.carnegielearning.com)

SOURCE Carnegie Learning, Inc.