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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 Council of the Great City Schools Selects Dr. Lily Wong Fillmore as the 2023 Recipient of the Dr. Michael Casserly Legacy Award for Educational Courage and Justice

March 21, 2023

The annual award, which is sponsored by Curriculum Associates, recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of Grades K–12 . . .


Washington OSPI Recommends Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® as a Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) Assessment for Early Screening of Dyslexia

March 13, 2023

Districts can now use the award-winning program with its additional offline assessment tasks to screen all literacy skills associated with dyslexia required for . . .


Curriculum Associates Wins Gold Stevie Award for Exceptional Customer Service

March 1, 2023

For the fifth consecutive year, Curriculum Associates has earned recognition for its commitment to customer service by the Stevie Awards.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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A Crackdown on Bad Meetings? How One Local Company Is Trying to Reduce Wasted Time.

Curriculum Associates experimented with efforts to cut down needless meetings, and is pleased with the results.


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37 Predictions about EdTech’s Impact in 2023

What edtech trends will take top billing in schools and districts in the new year?


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Wishes and Worries for 2023: What EdTech Leaders Are Thinking About

During the final weeks of 2022, THE Journal asked scores of edtech leaders about their wishes and worries for 2023.


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.

Explore Our Programs

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Rich data empowers teachers with a deeper knowledge of their students so they can take meaningful instructional next steps.

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i-Ready Learning’s instructional resources support educators, engage classrooms, and enable all students to access grade-level learning and beyond.

BRIGANCE Special Education.

These assessment inventories support exceptional students at every level and aid educators with pinpointing students' strengths, interests, and needs and writing IEPs.

Events & Awards

Find Us on the Road

We attend industry events and conferences across the country.


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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.