Kentucky Students to Participate in $6 Million Cognitive Tutor Study

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Carnegie Learning, a developer of math curriculum textbooks and software, recently announced the participation of 33 Kentucky schools in a five-year study, conducted by RAND, to evaluate its Cognitive Tutor program. The Algebra I curriculum program will be tested on middle and high school students in a $6 million dollar study funded by the United States Department of Education.

Through the study, schools will be provided with textbooks, software and teacher training. According to Carnegie, the math curriculum is designed to adapt to "individual students' understanding of algebraic concepts to improve their problem-solving skills."

Seventeen of the 33 schools will start using the Cognitive Tutor program in fall 2007. After two years of using existing course study, the remaining 16 schools will receive the math program in 2009. According to Carnegie, a total of 3,100 students from Kentucky will participate in the study this fall.

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