Statements by CAST

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Addressing the Variability of Learners in Common Core-Aligned Assessments: Policies, Practices, and Universal Design for Learning

CAST discusses policies, practices, and Universal Design for Learning as it relates to assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

2014
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CAST Response to U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Assessment: Title I Peer Review

CAST has responded to ED's Title I assessment peer review process.

2013
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Comments to Smarter Balanced: Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines

CAST has responded to the Smarter Balanced Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines.

2013
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Response to the Smarter Balanced Accommodations Framework

CAST has responded to the Smarter Balanced Accommodations Framework.

2013
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PARCC Accommodations Draft Manual

CAST has responded to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers' (PARCC) Accommodations Manual.

2013
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Response to the PARCC Writing Accommodations Draft Policies

CAST has responded to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) draft of proposed accommodations for individuals with writing-related disabilities.

2013
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Response to the PARCC Reading Accommodations Draft Policies

CAST has responded to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) draft of proposed accommodations for individuals with reading-related disabilities.

2013
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Response to US DOE Request for Information on Assessment Technology

The US Department of Education issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the development of assessment technology standards. CAST responded to two of the posted questions.

2011
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Recommendations for the Common Core Standards

CAST has recommended a number of changes to the draft Common Core Standards for K–12 English language arts and mathematics (released March 10, 2010).

2010
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Perspectives on Large-Scale Assessment

In response to numerous requests from the field, CAST has drafted this statement to clarify the relationship between UD and UDL as applied to assessments, and to discuss the implications of UD and UDL for assessments that are used for accountability purposes.

2010