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Castle Rock Research Announced as NFHS Corporate Partner

23 Feb, 2015

Castle Rock Research Corporation, a developer of educational resources that support academic achievement, has entered into an agreement with the National Federation of State High School Associations as an NFHS Corporate Partner.

Recognized for its ability to simultaneously serve content across print, online and mobile platforms, Castle Rock serves students, teachers, parents, schools and libraries with an array of print products and online services.

Castle Rock’s most successful educational undertaking is SOLARO – Student Oriented Learning, Assessment and Reporting Online, which is available for grades 3-12 in print or digital format. SOLARO is 100-percent aligned to state standards for English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics and science, as well as Common Core State Standards for ELA and math.

SOLARO provides age-appropriate educational content consisting of lessons, activities, practice exercises, quizzes and detailed solutions. Content, in the form of text, graphics or multimedia (including audio, video and animation), is available 24 hours a day in a well-organized, searchable and highly engaging system.

“We look forward to working with Castle Rock as an NFHS corporate partner,” said Bob Gardner, NFHS executive director. “The learning resources provided by Castle Rock will be beneficial to all students, including the more than 11 million young people involved in athletics and performing arts programs.” 

“We have designed SOLARO to help students study independently or to work with a teacher or tutor,” said Gautam Rao, president and chief executive officer of Castle Rock. “Students use SOLARO to assist with homework assignments, review lessons, create notes and flashcards, take practice tests, prepare for classroom assessments, participate in academic discussions, view progress reports, review their achievements, and earn rewards through a built-in incentive program.

“In addition to complete access to all content on their desktop or laptop computer, students have the same functionality on Android, iOS and Windows 8.1-based tablets and phones. We are proud to say that over one million students have used our study resources to help improve their academic performance.

“Castle Rock is honored to partner with NFHS to support the academic growth and achievement of students participating in athletic and performing arts activities.”

About the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS): The NFHS, based in Indianapolis, Indiana, is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. Since 1920, the NFHS has led the development of education-based interscholastic sports and performing arts activities that help students succeed in their lives. The NFHS sets direction for the future by building awareness and support, improving the participation experience, establishing consistent standards and rules for competition, and helping those who oversee high school sports and activities. The NFHS writes playing rules for 16 sports for boys and girls at the high school level. Through its 50 member state associations and the District of Columbia, the NFHS reaches more than 19,000 high schools and 11 million participants in high school activity programs, including more than 7.7 million in high school sports. As the recognized national authority on interscholastic activity programs, the NFHS conducts national meetings; sanctions interstate events; offers online publications and services for high school coaches and officials; sponsors professional organizations for high school coaches, officials, speech and debate coaches, and music adjudicators; serves as the national source for interscholastic coach training; and serves as a national information resource of interscholastic athletics and activities. For more information, visit the NFHS website at

About Castle Rock Research Corporation: Castle Rock Research Corporation is dedicated to supporting student learning through the development of high quality educational resources. The mission of Castle Rock is to deliver innovative educational solutions – all with exceptional value. Founded in 1995, Castle Rock has emerged as a market leader in developing educational products that support academic achievement performance. Castle Rock is recognized for its capability to simultaneously serve content across print, online and mobile platforms. Using breakthrough technology for developing, managing and deploying content, Castle Rock creates educational resources aligned to accurately reflect each region's standards and curricula. Castle Rock serves students, teachers, parents, libraries, schools and jurisdictions, colleges, universities and corporate clients with an array of print products and online services. Headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Castle Rock has regional offices in Canada, United States and India, and has more than 200 employees globally. For more information, visit the website at


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