Curriculum Associates Expands Its Support of English Learners with Purchase of Ellevation

With a shared commitment to multilingual learners, the organizations aim to serve more educators, students, and families nationwide

North Billerica, MA, July 30, 2021

Curriculum Associates announced its purchase of Boston-based Ellevation, a mission-driven software company focused exclusively on English Learners (ELs) and the educators who serve them. Together, both companies will be able to expand their impact, improving the teaching and learning experience for more multilingual students.

“Ellevation has played a leading role in empowering and equipping educators and English Learners for success through its innovative and impactful solutions,” said Rob Waldron, CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Our aligned values and shared mission make this partnership a natural fit, and we look forward to working collaboratively to further enhance outcomes for English Learners in more schools nationwide.”

Ellevation, which will operate as an independent product and brand under the Curriculum Associates umbrella, is the nation’s leading software company focused on both program management and instructional solutions for multilingual learners. The company currently serves more than 1,000 partner districts and supports more than 1.5 million ELs nationwide.

Ellevation’s solutions streamline EL program management, improve teacher practice, increase student achievement, and foster a districtwide culture of accountability for the success of ELs. Their solutions include the Ellevation Platform, which serves district administrators by organizing all EL student data, supporting critical meeting and monitoring processes, and enabling accurate reporting and supporting instructional planning for multilingual students; Ellevation Strategies, which serves classroom teachers of every grade level and subject by providing instructional practice and activities that help multilingual learners master grade-level content; and Ellevation Math, which serves students by helping them comprehend the key academic vocabulary needed to arrive to class ready to engage.

“All of us at Ellevation love what we get to do and the mission we’re committed to,” said Jordan Meranus, co-founder and CEO of Ellevation. “I can’t think of a better partner for us going forward than Curriculum Associates to help us deepen and accelerate our work.”

“As we prepare for the next stage of growth, Curriculum Associates’ operational capacity and industry expertise will be invaluable in helping us serve the needs of even more students,” added Teddy Rice, co-founder and president of Ellevation.

Curriculum Associates has supported classroom teaching and learning for the past 50-plus years. The company offers a comprehensive suite of educational programs, which support access to rigorous grade-level instruction for all learners. This includes the company’s flagship i-Ready® product, which makes the promise of differentiated instruction a practical reality for K–12 teachers and students and is proven to accelerate learning gains for ELs.

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About Ellevation
Founded in 2011, Ellevation is a software company focused exclusively on ELs and the educators who serve them. Ellevation provides tools to more than 1,000 school districts that streamline EL program management, improve teacher practice, increase student achievement, and foster a districtwide culture of accountability for the success of ELs. Ellevation is the leader in helping stakeholders in K–12 school districts more easily meet EL program requirements and provide the best academic support to their multilingual learners.

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, 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.



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