Carnegie Learning Meets Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Federal Funding Requirements through Department of Education-Funded Study

Carnegie Learning Math Solution shows Level 1 “Strong Evidence” of efficacy and can be implemented with Title I funding

PITTSBURGH--()--Carnegie Learning announced today that the Carnegie Learning Math Solution meets federal funding requirements for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a Level 1 program demonstrating “Strong Evidence” of efficacy. Schools can use Title I funding to bring the power of the Carnegie Learning blended learning approach to their students.

ESSA requires that funding be used for “evidence-based” programs according to the following levelsi:

  1. Strong - At least one well-designed and well-implemented experimental study (i.e., randomized)
  2. Moderate - At least one well-designed and well-implemented quasi-experimental study (i.e., matched)
  3. Promising - At least one well-designed and well-implemented correlational study with statistical controls for selection bias

An independent Gold Standard study funded by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by the RAND Corporation showed that the Carnegie Learning blended approach nearly doubled growth in performance on standardized tests relative to typical students in the second year of implementation. This study, involving more than 18,000 students in 147 schools across seven states, is more comprehensive and rigorous than any other research study on a middle school or high school mathematics program. According to John Pane, Ph.D., Senior Scientist at the RAND Corporation, “A random-controlled trial in American schools that is this broad and deep is rare. The realistic implementation, along with a very diverse sample of schools and students in the study, is important because other schools that decide to adopt the curriculum on their own might expect to see similar results.”

In addition, recently gave the Carnegie Learning Middle School Math Solution the highest ranking of any blended middle school math solution, with perfect scores in Focus, Coherence, Rigor and Mathematical Practices.

Building Social and Emotional Learning Skills

The Carnegie Learning instructional approach also helps students develop the five social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills and responsible decision-making.ii It combines group learning, which gives students opportunities to collaborate and build interpersonal skills, with individual learning through MATHia®, a 1:1 coaching software platform that meets each student exactly where they are, empowering them to own their learning as they build skills and monitor their progress.

“Schools and districts can trust that with Carnegie Learning they are getting the highest quality, most research-validated math curriculum available,” says Barry Malkin, CEO of Carnegie Learning. “Our team of cognitive scientists, instructional designers and master math practitioners work tirelessly to create the best possible solution because we know how critical mathematical skills are to a student’s lifelong success.”

"The study by the RAND Corporation is one of the strongest studies of an algebra curriculum ever conducted and follows from a history of rigorous research on the efficacy of our approach,” says Dr. Steve Ritter, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist at Carnegie Learning. "Carnegie Learning's foundation is in research on how students learn, and we continue to actively collaborate with the research community to improve the effectiveness of our solutions."

For more information on the RAND study, visit

For more information on Carnegie Learning’s unique approach to transforming mathematics learning, visit


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 + MATH™ are registered trademarks of Carnegie Learning, Inc.



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April Boland, 888-851-7094 x420

Release Summary

Carnegie Learning Math Solution shows Level 1 “Strong Evidence” of efficacy, meeting ESSA federal funding requirements.


Carnegie Learning
April Boland, 888-851-7094 x420