Kati Elliott
KEH Communications

Jaime Critch
Curriculum Associates
1-800-225-0248, ext. 270

Curriculum Associates’ ‘Ready’ Program Wins 17th Annual BESSIE Award in Upper Elementary Multi-subject Website Category

NORTH BILLERICA, MA., May 16, 2011 ¬¬—Curriculum Associates’ Ready program has been named as a ComputED Gazette 17th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards recipient in the category of Upper Elementary Multi-subject Website. Addressing standards covered on state-specific tests, Ready is an effective program that offers targeted instruction and test practice.

The Ready program is available in a variety of state-specific configurations that provide targeted instruction to teach and review key skills covered on state tests. i-Ready, the online component of the Ready program, offers engaging online practice that provides real-time feedback to empower students to take charge of their own learning. It also generates reports that drive the effectiveness of instruction and practice by showing teachers and administrators exactly which skills students need to improve.

“The Ready program helps teachers target their instruction to ensure students are mastering concepts that will be tested on state assessments. The print and online components of the program provide an engaging and effective solution for both teachers and students,” said Robert L. Waldron, President and CEO of Curriculum Associates. “Winning the BESSIE Awards acknowledges the impact that our program can have on helping students succeed.”

The BESSIE Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence. Winners are selected from titles submitted by publishers around the world.

To learn more about the BESSIE Awards, visit For more information on the Ready program, visit

About Curriculum Associates
Founded in 1969, privately-owned Curriculum Associates, LLC is dedicated to designing research-based instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company’s products and outstanding customer services provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching a diverse student population and fostering learning for all students. For company and product information visit Curriculum Associates on the Web at or call 1-800-225-0248.
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