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Texas Adopts Middle School Supplemental Math Program

The Texas Education Agency has chosen Carnegie Learning to provide supplemental math instruction to middle school students in the state. The agreement will impact more than 3,000 Texas students in grades 5 through 8 who are at risk for not meeting end-of-course standards in Algebra I.

Beginning in fall 2010, the company will provide schools throughout the state access to its Cognitive Tutor Bridge to Algebra and Algebra I software, as well as extensive professional development training in math content and instructional methods to teachers who will be using the supplemental math program.

The Cognitive Tutor programs, based on more than two decades of research into how people think and learn, can evaluate and analyze students' strengths and weaknesses and allow for differentiated instruction targeted to individual needs. They also offer such features as concrete, real-world examples, multiple representations of each problem, interactive examples, automated assessment, and immediate feedback.

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