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  • Screen shot of Writer's Key online tool for teaching composition writing

    2011–2014

    Researchers from CAST and Arizona State University developed and tested Writer’s Key, a web-based tool that guides and supports middle-school students in writing argumentative (persuasive) and informational (expository) compositions. The research team based the design of Writer's Key on the framework of Universal Design for Learning. In addition to scaffolding users in the writing process, Writer's Key also provides supports for users such as multiple models, skill development activities, interactive work spaces, guided questions, and a breakdown of writing by process components in a flexible work space. Additionally, built-in peer to peer and teacher to student feedback support the writing process.

  • Woman sitting in front of a paper journey map

    2017–2020

    CAST's Writer's Key will now be part of Writer's Workbench, a professional learning ecosystem to support the needs of 7th and 8th-grade teachers in more effective writing instruction.

  • CAST is a multifaceted organization with a singular ambition: Bust the barriers to learning that millions of people experience every day. We do this by helping educators and organizations apply insights from the learning sciences and leading-edge practices to educational design and implementation.

  • 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.

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    Book cover: Universal Design for Learning: Theory and Practice

    Meyer, Rose, and Gordon, 2014

    In the 1990s, Anne Meyer, David Rose, and their colleagues at CAST introduced universal design for learning (UDL), a framework to improve teaching and learning. Based on new insights from the learning sciences and creative uses of ...

  • Friday, March 30, 2018

    Exciting partnership between CAST and Stanford University in establishing the UDL Innovation Studio at the Schwab Learning Center.

  • Photo of the United States Capitol building in Washington, DC

    Thursday, July 26, 2018

    CAST CEO Linda Gerstle issued a statement supporting the passage of The Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (HR.2353), which includes Universal Design for Learning.

  • Photo of Anne-Marie Knokey

    Research Associate

  • Photo of CAST timeline mural

    CAST through the years: One mission, many innovations. A look at CAST's history and accomplishments from 1984 through today.

  • List of CAST's funders and nonprofit status