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  • statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s draft of Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines.

  • statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST offers recommendations to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) to improve its proposed accommodations for students with disabilities who take PARCC’s large-scale assessment. The accommodations in question concern writing.

  • CAST seeks a Research Scientist (Early Career) with research expertise relevant to CAST’s overall research and development agenda, including proposal development, professional contributions, etc.

  • statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to the U.S. Department of Education Guidance on Title I Peer Review Process

  • webinar
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    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

    Join us as we explore developmentally appropriate apps and other technology resources for supporting the growth of language, play, literacy, and early math skills for children birth to eight years of age. Current research on the use of assistive technology for young children with disabilities will be discussed, as well as the role of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in early childhood settings.

  • webinar
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    2:00PM – 3:00PM ET on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    The validity of reading along with audio is often questioned by educators and families. What do we know about appropriate and effective uses of audio-supported reading (ASR)? This webinar will demonstrate the advantages of mixing the modalities of sight and sound to support reading. See how ASR enhances reading comprehension by accelerating information processing, reducing cognitive load, and facilitating working memory. A variety of tools that enable ASR across platforms and device types will be described.

  • CAST seeks a Sr. Innovation Scientist with proven ability to lead an R & D innovation agenda that promotes innovation within education.

  • CAST seeks a Senior Research Scientist who is well established in the larger R & D community, regarded as an expert, and able to secure funds and partnerships. He/she will serve in a visionary leadership role for the organization.

  • CAST seeks a Research Scientist (Mid-Career) who is well established in the larger education R & D community, regarded as an expert, and able to secure funds and partnerships.

  • statement
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    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s request for public comment about its Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines.