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  • statement
    logo for PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

    CAST, 2013

    CAST responds to a request by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) for comments on its draft PARCC Accommodations Manual for the organization’s large-scale assessment. In this statement, CAST points out five areas where the assessments could be improved to make them more accessible and effective for learners, especially those with disabilities.

  • statement
    logo of smarter balanced assessment consortium

    CAST, 2013

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

  • statement
    logo of smarter balanced assessment consortium

    CAST, 2013

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

  • institute
    UDL Guidelines

    Monday, September 28 – Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    This institute goes beyond introductory material to explore the UDL Guidelines more deeply, including the research on learning, human variability, and how those play out in the design of instruction.

  • symposium

    Monday, August 10 – Wednesday, August 12, 2015

    First Annual CAST UDL Symposium! Join educators, administrators, and researchers from K-12 and higher education to work with leading UDL experts to explore the latest in brain research, teaching practices, and curriculum design.

  • presentation

    9:30AM – 12:30PM CDT on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

    Presentation at the Texas Assistive Technology Network Statewide Conference (TATN) 2015.

  • institute

    Monday, April 3 – Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    We know from experience and neuroscience that individuals learn in varied ways. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) provides educators with practical strategies and techniques to ensure that all learners can meet high expectations, such as the Common Core State Standards. In this introductory institute participants learn the research basis for UDL, practical applications of UDL to lesson design, and helpful technology tools that support flexible, inclusive instruction.

  • institute

    Monday, May 1 – Tuesday, May 2, 2017

    This institute is designed to help educators build professional development capacity within their own school, district, college, or university. In this institute participants will be coached on strategies to deliver introductory UDL content as a UDL facilitator.

  • institute

    Monday, November 6 – Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    This institute is designed to help educators build professional development capacity within their own school, district, college, or university. In this institute participants will be coached on strategies to deliver introductory UDL content as a UDL facilitator.

  • webinar
    Culturally Responsive Design for English Learners: The UDL Approach book cover

    3:00PM – 4:00PM ET on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    Join CAST on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, for a free online workshop with Patti Kelly Ralabate and Loui Lord Nelson to discuss the challenges faced when educating ELs and the supports provided through Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning.