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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

The Boston Globe Names Curriculum Associates a Top Place to Work for 2020

November 20, 2020

Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best—their employees.

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Rhode Island Department of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Interim Assessment for the 2020–2021 School Year

November 18, 2020

The Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic as an approved interim assessment for the 2020–2021 . . .

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Washington OSPI’s Dyslexia Advisory Council Recommends Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic as a Literacy Screening Tool

November 10, 2020

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Dyslexia Advisory Council recently named Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic . . .

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Curriculum Associates in the News

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6 Facts Paint Fuller Picture of ‘COVID Slide’ Learning Loss

Age, race, income level, and remote learning are all key factors in the ‘COVID slide’ learning loss seen in students this fall, according to a new analysis.

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Journey to Becoming a Truly Anti-racist Organization through Lens of Boston Leader

A recent survey from Glassdoor found that more than 60 percent of US employees have witnessed or experienced discrimination in the workplace.

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How Relationships and Culture Supported Sustainable Success thru a Pandemic

We'll visit with Principal Tom Schroeder and Vice Principal Vicki Flournoy at Florida's Margate Elementary School, a Curriculum Associates exemplar school.

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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

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A K–8 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.

These assessment inventories support exceptional students at every level throughout their school career and beyond and aid 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.

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Rob Waldron, Chief Executive Officer

Rob Waldron, Chief Executive Officer of Curriculum Associates.Rob Waldron joined Curriculum Associates in 2008, bringing leadership experience from both the 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 eleven-fold, making Curriculum Associates one of the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 education publishing companies. Curriculum Associates now employs more than 1,500 staff and has earned “Top Place to Work” status from The Boston Globe seven years in a row.

Prior to joining Curriculum Associates, 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.

Rob’s mission-driven passion has earned him recognition as a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. He has also won the Northeastern US Regional YPO Social Impact Award and EdTech Digest’s CEO of the Year. A member of the Association of Test Publishers CEO Council, Rob previously served as an Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow and as a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received his BA from Northwestern and his MBA from Harvard.

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