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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’ Vice President of Assessment and Research Kristen Huff Named the 2021 Career Achievement Award Recipient by the Association of Test Publishers

February 24, 2021

Esteemed award honors individuals for their sustained and positive contributions to the development, application, and innovation of testing and measurement.


Curriculum Associates Wins Silver Stevie® Award in 2021 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service

February 18, 2021

Curriculum Associates was presented with a Silver Stevie® Award in the Customer Service Department of the Year—Public Services and Education category in the . . .


Arkansas Teacher Named to Curriculum Associates’ 2021 Class of Extraordinary Educators

February 17, 2021

Curriculum Associates has named Felita Reed of Central High School in Helena, AR to its 2021 class of Extraordinary Educators, an annual program that celebrates . . .


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Actions to Support Diversity in Assessment and the Daily Classroom

Dr. Kristen Huff and Dr. Paula Price from North Carolina A&T University discuss how to create a more equitable system throughout American education.


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9 Tips to Balance Remote Leadership with Your Kids' Distance Learning

National Director Tyrone Holmes takes us inside his home to show how he is balancing supporting educators with supporting his own kids' distance learning.


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30 K–12 EdTech Predictions for 2021

Chief Inclusion Officer Sabrina Williams reflects on the year ahead.


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.



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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