Serving educators since 1937 About Us
At Continental, we believe in helping every student reach their fullest potential. Founded in 1937 by Horace E. Raffensperger, our mission is to provide PreK–12 educators with materials that advance student achievement and inspire life-long learning. We’re dedicated to developing materials that will meet the evolving needs of both students and teachers.
We offer a range of materials for early literacy, reading, English language arts, mathematics, state test preparation, and Common Core State Standards designed to strengthen your lessons and elevate student achievement. Continental’s print and digital offerings support special needs, differentiated instruction, intervention, and general classroom learning.
Continental has emerged as a leader in programs for English Language Learners (ELLs). Our materials provide instruction and practice for language development and state ELP assessments, including WIDA’s ACCESS for ELLs 2.0®, Texas TELPAS test, and New York NYSESLAT. Additionally, our Seedling Publications line offers comprehensive K–2 literacy and parental involvement materials.
We’re proud to support today’s learners as they become tomorrow’s leaders.
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