Mastering implementation of Carnegie Learning blended text and software curricula
Academy for College and Career Exploration (ACCE) decided to use Carnegie Learning curricula after learning of the successes other schools were experiencing with the Cognitive Tutor® curricula. ACCE is a Baltimore area high school serving students focused on college and career tracks and providing individualized student learning that allows students to work at their own pace on rigorous, research-based curricula. ACCE teaches to the philosophy that all students can succeed when they have a clear picture of a promising future.
Improving student performance through incorporating technology into math class
Miami Coral Park Senior High School believes in the importance in improving student performance through technology. Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor® has become Miami Coral’s technology solution for mathematics that is helping students to master equation solving in an in-depth, hands on way. Carnegie Learning’s Algebra I software reinforces basic algebraic concepts that are hard for students to grasp.
Carnegie Learning curricula offers solution to increase understanding and improvements in mathematics portion of the FCAT
On the 2005 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) 44% of the students enrolled in algebra I at Rubén Darío increased their level of retention and 84% increased their developmental score. Teachers at Rubén Darío found that Carnegie Learning’s software component has helped to reduce the frustration level in their students and helps them to achieve success in math. Students’ self-esteems have improved and all enjoy working on the software as part of their Algebra and Geometry classes.
Videoconferencing, Active White Boards, and Dedicated WebSites Enable Distance Learning in Remote, Rural Districts
Carnegie Learning's Cognitive TutorTM software is a perfect fit for the distance learning environment necessary in the Kuspuk School District in Aniak, Alaska. Kuspuk uses a full text and software implementation of Carnegie Learning's solutions for its Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II classes. What makes this implementation unique is Kuspuk's use of video teleconferencing, white boards, and online resources to create an interactive classroom that simultaneously reaches students in 5 remote villages, across 80 miles, in real time.
Honors, ESE, and ESOL Students all succeed using Carnegie Learning Algebra I and Geometry Curricula
Miami Sunset first purchased Carnegie Learning curricula because the curricula was among the few programs supported by written studies demonstrating that it is a research based solution proven to engage students and help them to succeed in math. Educators at Miami Sunset appreciated, in particular, the way that Carnegie Learning curricula crosses both math and reading curricula by emphasizes the importance of reading and understanding word problems. Miami Sunset supports Carnegie Learning’s methodology, and believes that Learning by Doing® is the way of the future.
Carnegie Learning curricula helps students to achieve success on TAKS assessment test
Carnegie Learning’s curricula is helping all students at Lewisville succeed in math and achieve success on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills Assessment (TAKS). “This curriculum requires student to read and write in math class and has demonstrated skills benefits for students who struggle in reading. Students now have a better math vocabulary and are able to break down mathematical situations into small parts in order to answer higher level thinking questions” said Ro Stark, Math Department Chair and TAKS facilitator at Lewisville. “Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor has become an integral part of helping our students to become math masters and to achieve success on the TAKS assessment test.”
Teaching math understanding to honor students using Carnegie Learning curricula
Redland Middle School currently uses Carnegie Learning’s curricula in their Honors algebra I and geometry classes. Redland selected Carnegie Learning curricula because it offered a technology component to their math classes. They were also searching for a solution to enforcing the idea of making their honor students show all steps when solving equations. Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor software component breaks each word problem into multiple steps and enforces the idea of showing all work and observing patterns in solving equations.
Integrating technology with a hands-on approach to help middle school students prepare for algebra
The students at Nautilus are now engaged in the learning process, which has greatly increased their motivation in algebra class. Carnegie Learning’s curricula have helped increase student test scores and are helping the students’ algebra abilities to improve. “By using this program my students have learned to think ”Algebra”, said Vivian Randin. “And the program helps them to solve a variety of problems of real life applications using technology. I enjoy how much my students are improving, and enjoying algebra.”
Carnegie Learning’s Algebra I curriculum is proven to help students understand abstract mathematics concepts
Mrs. Zorrilla, the Lead Cognitive Tutor Algebra I Teacher at South Miami, saw some of her students having difficulty with Algebra concepts. These students are now performing better on the same types of problems when working on the Carnegie Learning software program. Mrs. Zorrilla finds that the greater number of problems in the Carnegie Learning software allows these students to master the concepts both on the computer and on paper. “In previous years, my students were having problems with solving equations, graphing lines and word problems,” said Mrs. Zorrilla. “Carnegie learning has helped them to learn how to do all of these processes with ease and in an enjoyable manner.”
Teachers see, first-hand, student improvement in algebra with Carnegie Learning curricula
According to teachers at Booker T. Washington, the program captures students’ attention. Students are less distracted during lab time and their efforts in class have improved. They can also claim yearly gains on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) in their year-round intensive math classes.