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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’ Ready® Classroom Mathematics Named a Highly Rated Program by

April 2, 2020

Curriculum Associates’ Ready Classroom Mathematics was recently named a highly rated program by, an independent nonprofit that delivers . . .


Archdiocese of Chicago Adopts Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Diagnostic for Grades K–2

February 26, 2020

The Archdiocese of Chicago, which is the nation’s largest archdiocese in terms of student enrollment, has adopted Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready Diagnostic for . . .


Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready® Wins a Tech & Learning TCEA Best of Show 2020 Award

February 18, 2020

Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready was recently named a winner of Tech & Learning’s TCEA 2020 Best of Show Award.


Curriculum Associates in the News

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Start with the Content and Not with the Tech

Education experts share helpful guidelines to keep in mind when using tech in the classroom.


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Smallest District Continues to See Test Score Growth

A California district and i-Ready partner sees continued growth on standardized test scores.


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Playing with Purpose: Using Games to Enrich Learning and Engage Students

New digital Learning Games support deeper learning, enable more integrated assessment strategies, and make room for teachers to give individualized attention.



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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