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About Curriculum Associates

Since 1969, Curriculum Associates has been united around one common purpose: to make classrooms better places for teachers and students. In the years since, we've remained driven by this mission, introducing and then constantly improving innovative and exciting products that give every student the chance to succeed. We believe teachers are the essential connection between our programs and classroom success, so we strive to empower them with the tools and resources to accelerate student growth. Together with educators we're making equitable learning programs a reality—raising the bar and making it reachable for all.

Press Releases

Curriculum Associates’ Ready® Mathematics Blended Core Curriculum for Grades K–5 Meets ESSA Evidence Requirements

May 20, 2019

A new third-party research study from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), in collaboration with Century Analytics, demonstrates that Curriculum . . .


Curriculum Associates Named among the Fastest-Growing and Largest Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal

May 15, 2019

The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2019 “Fast 50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in . . .


Ohio Department of Education Approves Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for the 2019–2020 School Year

May 14, 2019

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) recently approved Curriculum Associates’ i‑Ready® Diagnostic for five separate assessment uses for the 2019–2020 school . . .


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Three Lessons from Curriculum Associates' Explosive Growth

This 50-year-old curriculum and assessment company has seen revenues grow nearly 1,000 percent in the last 10 years; learn what’s driving this growth.

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In It for the Long Haul: An Anti-Revolving Door Approach to Leadership

The Curriculum Associates CEO shares four leadership lessons and ways to apply them to your own company.

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Companies to Watch for 2019

Innovations on the horizon from a range of K–12 edtech companies.

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Hear What Educators Say about Curriculum Associates

Explore Our Success Stories

Every district we serve is unique, and so is its story. Hear from teachers, coaches, and administrators as they describe ways in which our tools support learning communities across the country.

Our Programs

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Actionable assessments and engaging instruction that drive student gains in reading and mathematics.

Ready Classroom Mathematics.

A K–5 core mathematics program that sparks meaningful discourse, strengthens understanding, and inspires learning.

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Flexible, standards-based instruction and practice for reading and mathematics.

BRIGANCE Special Education.

Assessment inventories that support exceptional students at every level throughout their school career and beyond, aiding educators with pinpointing PLOP and PLAAFP and writing IEPs.

Events & Awards

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Find Us on the Road

We attend industry events and conferences across the country.


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See Our Trophy Case

We’ve won numerous awards for our products, service, and culture.



Rob Waldron, Chief Executive Officer

Rob Waldron, Chief Executive OfficerRob Waldron joined Curriculum Associates in 2008, bringing leadership experience from both for-profit and nonprofit education worlds. He runs the company with a long-term focus, upholding the founding mission to improve classrooms everywhere. Under his leadership, revenues have increased more than sevenfold, making Curriculum Associates the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 education publishing company. Curriculum Associates now employs 1,000 staff and has earned “Top Place to Work” status from both the Boston Business Journal and The Boston Globe.

Prior to joining, Rob served as CEO of Jumpstart, a national nonprofit preparing preschoolers from low-income backgrounds for success, and as CEO of the K12 tutoring division of Kaplan Education. Rob also served as an operating executive at private equity firm Berkshire Partners.

Winner of the Northeastern U.S. Regional YPO Social Impact Award, EdTech Digest CEO of the Year, and named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in New England, Rob's mission-driven passion has earned him recognition as a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. An Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow, Rob also served as a Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received his B.A. from Northwestern and M.B.A. from Harvard.


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