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ERIC Number: ED539061
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor™. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor"®, published by Carnegie Learning, is a secondary math curricula that offers textbooks and interactive software to provide individualized, self-paced instruction based on student needs. The program includes pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, as well as a three-course series that integrates numeric, algebraic, geometric, and statistical content. The developer indicates that the program is aligned with most state standards and the standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. The program can be customized to meet other state-specific standards. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified 27 studies that investigated the effects of "Carnegie Learning Curricula and Cognitive Tutor"® on math performance for high school students. The WWC reviewed 11 of those studies against group design evidence standards. Three studies (Cabalo, Jaciw, & Vu, 2007; Campuzano, Dynarski, Agodini, & Rall, 2009; & Pane, McCaffrey, Slaughter, Steele, & Ikemoto, 2010) are randomized controlled trials that meet WWC evidence standards without reservations, and three studies (Shneyderman, 2001; Smith, 2001; & Wolfson, Koedinger, Ritter, & McGuire, 2008) are randomized controlled trials or quasi-experimental designs that meet WWC evidence standards with reservations. These six studies are summarized in this report. Five studies do not meet WWC evidence standards. The remaining 16 studies do not meet WWC eligibility screens for review in this topic area. Appended are: (1) Research details for Cabalo et al., 2007, Campuzano et al., 2009, Pane et al., 2010, and Shneyderman, 2001; (2) Outcome measures for each domain; (3) Findings included in the rating for the mathematics achievement domain; and (4) Summary of supplemental findings for the mathematics achievement domain. A glossary of terms is included.
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes