PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum and services, announced that EdReports.org published a report giving the Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution the highest ranking of any blended middle school math solution. It is the only blended middle school solution on the market to achieve perfect alignment scores in Focus, Coherence, Rigor and Mathematical Practices.
This top ranking reinforces how well the Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution: fully addresses standards in a coherent way; balances the right amount of conceptual learning, procedural fluency and real-world application; and gives teachers the support they need to create student-centered classrooms.
EdReports.org is an independent nonprofit that evaluates instructional materials for quality and standards alignment. It is a gold-standard leader in helping teachers and administrators to identify the highest-quality instructional materials. EdReports.org uses review tools that have been developed by expert educators from across the country, and each report represents hundreds of hours of work by educator reviewers.
The Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution met expectations in all three gateways:
- Focus & Coherence — Are the instructional materials focused on the right content at each grade level, and is it presented in a coherent way?
- Rigor & Mathematical Practices — Do the materials have the right mix of conceptual understanding, procedural skills and applications to address the standards to their full depth? Do they help teachers build productive habits of mind in their students?
- Usability — Do the materials have the right support in place for teachers to use them effectively?
Carnegie Learning received perfect scores for the two primary mathematics gateways (Focus & Coherence and Rigor & Mathematical Practices). EdReports.org found the three aspects of rigor — conceptual understanding, procedural skills and fluency, and application — to be “fluidly interwoven” throughout the materials.
The EdReports.org review process is a rigorous one and a ranking this high is rare. Many other curriculum solutions do not pass the first and second gateway, and are therefore not evaluated for the third.
A Different Brand of Blended Learning
Students need to learn in two types of environments: together and individually. There are times when students need to work together with their peers, discussing the math, building deep conceptual understanding, and developing productive habits of mind and 21st century skills. Students also need to solidify their conceptual understanding individually and gain necessary procedural fluency.
The Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution blends those two experiences through the student text and MATHia®, an artificial intelligence (AI) software platform that delivers adaptive learning and 1-to-1 coaching unlike anything else. Its pedagogical approach focuses on how students think, learn, and apply new knowledge in mathematics and empowers them to take ownership of their learning.
The Carnegie Learning Way
The Carnegie Learning instructional approach is built on decades of work by cognitive learning scientists and master practitioners, and has been proven effective by both research and classroom experience. In addition to the blended solution, Carnegie Learning Master Math Practitioners deliver practical strategies, first-hand insights, and smart training that helps teachers shift their mindset, deepen content knowledge and create student-centered learning environments where everyone thrives.
“Carnegie Learning exists to help teachers and administrators transform math classrooms,” says Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “I am honored to work with our in-house Instructional Design team. They have proven themselves to be the most creative math team in our industry. Their work — creating the right blend of textbooks, AI-powered software and expert-led professional learning support — is what’s really making a difference for districts across the country.”
“We’re very thoughtful in developing our instructional materials,” says Sandy Bartle Finocchi, Senior Academic Officer at Carnegie Learning. “We spend a lot of time thinking about the mathematics and making sure it’s coherent and connected, and we’re thrilled that EdReports.org has recognized that. We believe that all students should have access to this kind of math learning, and that goes beyond what’s on the printed pages. We work with teachers every day to bring it to life and help them achieve their classroom goals.”
ABOUT CARNEGIE LEARNING, INC.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational mathematics education company focused on delivering better mathematics learning to all teachers and students. Through research-proven software, textbooks, and professional learning and data analysis services, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in mathematics as a gateway to graduation, college, and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is the sole source provider of MATHia® Software for students in grades 6–12 and Mika® Software for college students in need of developmental mathematics support. Carnegie Learning®, MATHia®, Mika®, Globaloria®, and LONG + LIVE + MATHTM are registered trademarks of Carnegie Learning, Inc.