Curriculum Associates is a rapidly growing education company committed to making classrooms better places for teachers and students. We believe that all children have the chance to succeed, and this drives the decisions we make every day. Our research-based, award-winning products provide teachers and administrators with flexible resources that deliver meaningful assessments and data-driven, differentiated instruction for children. 

Preparing for the B.E.S.T. Standards

We are digging deep into the B.E.S.T. standards to deliver you quality, standards-aligned resources. Here’s what you can expect from us.

Transitioning to the B.E.S.T. Standards in i-Ready

We are committed to supporting Florida educators during the transition to the B.E.S.T. standards with updates to i-Ready for the 2021–2022 school year. 

  • Flexibility during Your Transition: All reports and information for the i-Ready Diagnostic and Personalized Instruction include B.E.S.T. and LAFS or MAFS to support both teachers who have made the transition and those who have not.

Full Coverage for the B.E.S.T. Standards for 2022-2023

In keeping with Florida’s implementation timeline, we will be launching the following new programs and product features to align with the B.E.S.T standards for the 2022–2023 school year.

New for 2022–2023:

  • New i-Ready Standards Mastery: A new version of i-Ready Standards Mastery built from the ground up to assess the B.E.S.T. standards
  • New Supplemental Reading Program: A new program covering the B.E.S.T. standards, Magnetic Reading, which supports foundational skills development in Grades K–2 and reading comprehension in Grades 3–5. Learn more about the Magnetic Reading for Grades 3–5 national edition here (Florida B.E.S.T Edition available for Back to School 2022). More details on Magnetic Reading for Grades K–2 coming soon!
  • New Supplemental Mathematics Program: A new Grades K–8 program fully aligned to the B.E.S.T. standards, Ready Florida B.E.S.T. Mathematics, will be available for Back to School 2022. Ready Florida B.E.S.T. Mathematics encourages student discourse and builds understanding through a balance of real-world and mathematical problems while engaging students in mathematics through the Mathematical Thinking and Reasoning (MTR) Standards fully integrated throughout each lesson.

Improvements in i-Ready for 2022–2023:

  • Enhanced Support in i-Ready: Improvements in the i-Ready Diagnostic and i-Ready Personalized Instruction to deepen alignment with B.E.S.T standards    
  • Additional Resources on Teacher Toolbox: Thousands of high-quality, standards-aligned instructional resources to support you in your classroom


For more information please contact:

Rob Selvaggi, Regional Vice President