Curriculum Associates Named One of the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the Second Consecutive Year by the Boston Business Journal

North Billerica, MA, May 4, 2016

The Boston Business Journal announced that Curriculum Associates has been named to their 2016 “FAST50” list of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts for the second consecutive year. In total, 76 companies were named to the list and the top 50 are designated as the “FAST50.” Curriculum Associates placed 32nd on this list. The Boston Business Journal announced the rankings at an awards breakfast on Thursday, April 21, at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel.

“These companies represent the best examples of the Boston economy's strength and vibrancy,” said Carolyn M. Jones, the BBJ's publisher and market president. “This kind of top-line growth is driving the state's economy and generating the kind of excitement that attracts global brands and their talent here.”

In order to qualify, companies must be privately held, Massachusetts-based businesses that recorded the highest revenue growth from 2012 through 2015. To be considered, companies needed a baseline of $1 million in revenue for 2015 and at least $500,000 in revenue for 2012. Companies that did not record revenue growth from 2014 to 2015 were disqualified.

Curriculum Associates is an education technology company leading the adoption of print and digital curriculum for more than three million K–12 students across the country and has quadrupled in size since 2008. A mission-driven company that works to make classrooms better places for teachers and students, Curriculum Associates' unique values-based business model focuses on developing high-quality, affordable materials to help students succeed and easy-to-use programs for teachers. In 2015, the company broke $140 million in bookings and hired more than 200 new employees. In 2015, Curriculum Associates was honored as one of the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal and was also named to Inc. 5000's list of fastest-growing private companies.

“We are deeply honored to be named one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts by the Boston Business Journal for the second year in a row,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Since 1969 we've been dedicated to creating the most innovative content and tools to make a positive difference in students' and teachers’ lives. This focus has helped us grow exponentially and we're looking forward to continuing to pioneer new ways to save teachers time, provide actionable data to inform instruction, and offer uniquely personalized learning experiences to support each student's success.”

All revenue figures were provided by each individual company to the BBJ and published in the April 22 edition. The list excludes subsidiaries of public companies, banks, bank holding companies, schools, hospitals and nonprofits. The 76 companies were presented a plaque and given the opportunity to donate to the Special Olympics Massachusetts. More than 170 companies submitted nominations this year.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately owned Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching diverse student populations and fostering learning for all students.

About the Boston Business Journal
The Boston Business Journal is Greater Boston's leading source of business news, information and events, reaching readers through the weekly print publication, the website and e-mail products. The BBJ also prints the annual Book of Lists—the region's top resource for business decision-makers seeking information about potential clients, suppliers and partners. The Boston Business Journal is published by American City Business Journals, the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business news.

Elizabeth Bradley
Boston Business Journal


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