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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’ Complete i-Ready® Classroom Mathematics Program for Grades K–8 Now Rated as Tier 1 by the Louisiana Department of Education

November 8, 2021

The instructional math program meets the Department’s focus, coherence, rigor, alignment, and quality requirements.


New Research Report from Curriculum Associates: More Students Are Starting the School Year Behind

November 4, 2021

Data shows the pandemic is not affecting all students in the same way or to the same degree.


Council of the Great City Schools Names High School Graduate Londyn Edwards as Inaugural Recipient of $10,000 Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice Scholarship

November 3, 2021

The college scholarship, sponsored by Curriculum Associates, will support Edwards as she pursues studies at Drexel University.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Make Learning Better Than Before

In this episode of EdTech Today, Rob Waldron breaks down the data CA has processed and offers some solutions for students going forward.


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COVID-19 and Education: The Lingering Effects of Unfinished Learning

McKinsey & Co. analyzed i-Ready in-school assessment results of more than 1.6 million elementary school students across more than 40 states.


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With Burnout on the Rise, Districts Turn to Staff SEL and Bringing Joy to Learning

Danielle Sullivan said teachers need to recognize the importance of self-care and the benefits of laughter, which can calm an anxious brain.


Hear What Educators Say about Curriculum Associates

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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

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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.



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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