Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) Endorses Curriculum Associates' BRIGANCE® Special Education Program

Screening, assessment, and instruction tools recognized by CASE for a second time for helping educators meet the needs of special education students

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., May 2, 2016—Curriculum Associates' BRIGANCE Special Education family of products has been officially re-endorsed by the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). BRIGANCE Special Education, which was originally endorsed in 2013, recently underwent a rigorous evaluation based on its marketability, feasibility, research base, and performance in field tests, customer satisfaction, company reputation, and enhancement of professional practice as advocated by CASE.

“The ongoing endorsement from the CASE organization is a testament to the validity, reliability, and comprehensiveness of the BRIGANCE family of products in the special education setting,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “This program has a long history of helping meet the needs of both special educators and exceptional students.”

The multi-component BRIGANCE Special Education program includes assessment, screening, and instructional tools that help special educators provide early and ongoing interventions for students with special needs. With the program, educators can meet IDEA requirements and address state and College and Career Readiness Standards; develop measurable goals and objectives for IEPs and plan individualized instruction; and monitor student progress.

Included in the BRIGANCE Special Education program is the Inventory of Early Development (IED) III (both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced) to assess students' developmental skills; the Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) II (both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced) to assess students' academic skills; and the Transition Skills Inventory (TSI) and Transition Skills Activities to identify students' transition needs and build key transition skills. The BRIGANCE Screens III, a line of developmental screening tools for birth through first grade, are also available.

To learn more about BRIGANCE Special Education, visit www.BRIGANCE.com/specialeducation.

About the Council of Administrators of Special Education
The Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) is an international professional educational organization which is affiliated with the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) whose members are dedicated to the enhancement of the worth, dignity, potential, and uniqueness of each individual in society. The mission of CASE is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices that impact the quality of education. For more information, visit http://www.casecec.org.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.

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