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 Kicks Off New Webinar Series to Help Middle School Educators Build a Positive School Culture

September 29, 2023

The free four-part webinar series starting on Thursday, September 28, 2023 will focus on strategies for building relationships, offering choice, and helping students gain ownership over their . . .


Curriculum Associates Celebrates Schools Nationwide for Remarkable Growth in Reading and Mathematics

September 22, 2023

More than 170 schools recognized as a Super Stretch School for surpassing Stretch Growth® goals in i-Ready® during the 2022-2023 school year


Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Awarded Research-Based Design for Instructional Learning Products: Product Certification

September 20, 2023

Product certification provides transparency to edtech marketplace.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Crunch the Numbers: The Latest EdTech Data You Can Use Right Now

When analyzing various edtech tools, this eSchool News article found i-Ready's data tracking and student growth monitoring tools to be especially impactful.


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How Big Is Pandemic Learning Loss?

How big is pandemic learning loss? Three reports look at the data.


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Three Views of Pandemic Learning Loss and Recovery

Three views of pandemic learning loss and recovery.


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.

i-Ready Learning textbooks and digital content.

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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.

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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 for the 12 million students and their educators it serves nationwide. Under his leadership, revenues have increased more than twenty-five-fold, making Curriculum Associates one of the nation’s fastest-growing K–12 edtech companies. With over 2,200 employees and a strong culture that promotes belonging, Curriculum Associates has been honored as a “Top Place to Work” by The Boston Globe nine years in a row.

Prior to joining Curriculum Associates, Rob served as CEO of Jumpstart, and as CEO of the K-12 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. Rob serves on the board of The Boston Foundation and was previously an Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow and a fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received a B.A. from Northwestern and an M.B.A. from Harvard.