Affiliate Members

SMCAA Affiliate Membership Directory


Preparing for college can be expensive. The ACT is a good value because it offers a college admissions test, college course placement, and a career planning component for one modest fee. And you can make yourself visible to colleges and scholarship agencies across the country by taking the ACT. It’s a complete package of services to help you get ready for life beyond high school.  In the state of Missouri, the ACT counts as an indicator of College & Career Readiness (CCR – Success Ready for MSIP6)”.

Missouri Students Choose the ACT

ACT District – School Day Testing


Jerome Williams | Account Executive – MO, OK & SD   |  816-591-6227

Amplify’s core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves more than five million students in all 50 states.
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Account Executive:
Laura Hagen

Curriculum Associates has been a proud sponsor of SMCAA and member districts for many years and is eagerly looking forward to continuing our partnership!

 Whether you are a current partner District or are considering i-Ready, Ready, Magnetic Reading, Phonics for Reading, or Brigance and would like to know more, we’ve included some information about BTS 2022-2023 as well as some reviews from i-Ready Districts. We serve more than one-third of Missouri’s students and many of SMCAA’s members utilize i-Ready.

 What programs and services do we provide?

 What enhancements are coming for BTS ’22-23? 

 What are other Districts saying about i-Ready? 


David Rogier | Sales Consultant | Southern Missouri Curriculum Associates® | C: 618-402-5571

Our programs: Ready® | i-Ready® | BRIGANCE®

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Enhance your instruction with flexible, engaging supplemental curriculum and manipulatives!

At hand2mind, we support teachers, inspire students, engage parents, and champion learning by doing. From math to literacy to science and more, our hands-on resources maximize student proficiency with standards-aligned instruction. Our solutions are designed for a variety of instructional settings including whole-and small-group instruction, centers, intervention, and at-home learning.

Looking for Science of Reading-aligned resources? Download free sample lessons and discover the power of hands-on literacy instruction:

 Hands – On Solutions to Literacy PDF

Contact or Questions?

Michael Cox | | 417.880.5472

Turn Gaps into Gains in Reading & Math
Recently released student achievement data illuminates the urgency for accelerated learning, especially for older students and those who fell behind before the pandemic. As you approach the second half of the year, don’t let these striving students fall further behind. Explore Evidence-Based Solutions That Accelerate Growth in Reading and Math

The Science of Learning: Reading

Everything we do at HMH is grounded in the science of great instruction. Check out the latest information about HMH Into Reading and the Science of Learning.

Contact Information:

Jo Wolken, Missouri Account Executive, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
314 223-0018


Just Right Reader‘s Science of Reading decodables accelerate reading achievement with decodables packaged to support both in-school learning and family engagement. Each of their 700+ decodables is filled with vibrant illustrations, engaging authentic stories, and diverse characters that represent students in America’s schools. The decodables follow a rigorous phonics progression supported by the latest science of reading research, and phonics instruction is reinforced with a QR code on the back of each decodable that links to a digital phonics lesson in Spanish and English–a great tool for classrooms and families. Learn more about their decodables here.


  • Earn graduate credits for approved professional development workshops and conferences developed and implemented by school districts, educational organizations, and educational experts
  • Lindenwood works with SMCAA to offer graduate credit for SMCAA Fall Conference, Core Processes and Development, Winter Symposium, and Curriculum Bootcamp
  • Lindenwood University partners with school districts and educational organizations to provide graduate credit for professional development at an affordable rate of $75 per credit

 Some examples of courses that qualify for graduate credit are:

  • Beginning Teacher Assistance Program (Years 1 and 2)
  • LTRS Program (Science of Reading, Volume I & II) from
  • Professional development workshops/conferences delivered by school districts, organizations, and educational experts

Registrations:  (Main application form)

Frequently Asked Questions: (one-stop shop for all teachers and counselors)

Academic Terms: (Term start and end dates; rosters are send to district/organization after the term ends or upon request anytime during the term)


  • Inquire about how your district can become a Gold Partner and receive a 20% discount off online and graduate tuition for district employees
  • Lindenwood offers 77 graduate programs including Educational Doctorate with the majority online

For more information, contact Azam Nathaniel at (graduate credit) or Wendy Linton (Gold Program), or visit Lindenwood K-12 PD website.

MOREnet, in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, has developed the Missouri Open Educational Resources Commons (OER) Hub for Missouri educators at all levels. The content on the hub offers a wide selection of resources that include full courses, course materials, modules, videos, tests and other tools and techniques. These resources are intended to fit with the current work and initiatives happening in schools, providing a space to share resources and ideas.

In addition to curriculum, you will find OER awareness, resources, support and training. Join us on the Hub as we curate and create quality open educational resources that are aligned specifically to Missouri learning standards. Click here to access the MOREnet Blog to learn more

NWEA® is a division of HMH, that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For more than 40 years, NWEA has developed pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. More than 11 million students in 146 countries use our solutions to support their learning and growth each year.

Contact Information:

Lance Gallamore


Progress Learning provides a comprehensive, standards-aligned instructional resource and content solution for grades K-12. Bringing over 30 years of education and classroom experience, Progress Learning has transformed the teaching and learning experience for thousands of school districts and millions of students by providing innovative, high-quality, tech-enabled education solutions, progress monitoring, and standards-aligned content created by veteran classroom teachers. Progress Learning has served more than 4 million students per year in 4,000 school districts nationwide across 50 states. More information can be found at

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EPS School Specialty is now EPS Learning

We have the same great products and services for your teachers and students. We have created an EPS Literacy Framework. The EPS Literacy Framework offers comprehensive print and digital solutions for PreK–12 students across all tiers of instruction. Anchored in the science of reading, EPS Learning empowers teachers to meet students where they are and accelerate their learning. The framework is divide by Grades/Tiers and Pillars.

You can view the EPS Literacy Framework at

The EPS Literacy Framework includes print and digital materials anchored in the science of reading and provides comprehensive coverage for every grade level, tier, and reading pillar. Key solutions include S.P.I.R.E., the intervention program for striving readers, along with many other well-known literacy offerings, including Wordly WiseMegawords, and Readfetti Decodable Readers.

  1. As you face mounting pressure to implement high-impact, evidence-based reading programs, EPS Learning provides educators with a robust, comprehensive suite of solutions grounded in research. To ensure educators and paraprofessionals can use our solutions and deliver literacy instruction with confidence, we offer a variety of professional learning opportunities and provide personalized, dedicated support to all partnering districts.

Contact Information:

Mitchell Bonine
Account Executive – Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska