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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

North Carolina State Board of Education Names Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® an Approved Assessment for Its Read to Achieve Initiative

August 5, 2020

Award-winning Diagnostic will help teachers throughout the state support literacy achievement for students in Grades K–3.


Boston Business Journal Names Curriculum Associates among the Most Charitable Companies in Massachusetts

July 27, 2020

The Boston Business Journal has named Curriculum Associates an honoree in its annual 2020 Corporate Citizenship Awards, a recognition of the region's top . . .


Curriculum Associates Delivers i-Ready® Updates and Innovative Resources to Support Learning Gains in the 2020–2021 School Year

July 21, 2020

New tools, reporting, and instructional features anticipate and respond to the unique needs of educators and students facing an uncertain year.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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COVID-19 and Student Learning in the United States: The Hurt Could Last a Lifetime

The US education system was not built to deal with extended shutdowns like those imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Maintaining “Classroom” Culture during Remote Education

National education consultant Danielle Sullivan and Florida-based Middle School English teacher Megan Mayer give us some great insights as our new normal . . .


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Billerica Business Helps Students Learn at Home

When school districts began to close in response to COVID-19, the folks at Curriculum Associates were ready.



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 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 1,400 staff and has earned “Top Place to Work” status from The Boston Globe six 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.

Winner of the Northeastern U.S. Regional YPO Social Impact Award, EdTech Digest CEO of the Year, and named an EY Entrepreneur of the Year in New England, Rob has a mission-driven passion that has earned him recognition as a Fast Company Top 25 Social Entrepreneur and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. An Aspen Institute/Pahara Fellow, Rob also served as a Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School. Rob received his B.A. from Northwestern and M.B.A. from Harvard.

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