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

Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:32pm EST

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

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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

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 at  


SOURCE  Carnegie Learning, Inc.

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