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  • Teacher, student and beakers

    2015–2020

    A suite of implementation tools and professional learning resources for scaled and effective use of CAST’s evidence-based Science Notebook in a Universal Design for Learning Environment (SNUDLE).

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  • Selected case stories demonstrating how CAST is busting the barriers to learning. Read about the strategies that CAST uses to find solutions to tough learning challenges.

  • A sprout breaking through the pavement

    2014–2018

    Project Raise is an NSF funded project partnering with University of Massachusetts-Amherst, the Collaborative for Educational Services (CES), and the Department of Youth Services (DYS) to create an innovative new model for teaching science to incarcerated youth.

  • Photo of Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann

    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    CAST Co-President Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann briefed members of Congress and Congressional staff at a breakfast meeting on Capitol Hill today on the work CAST is doing to improve education for students with dyslexia.

  • Located a short distance north of Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. CAST -- Until learning has no limits.

  • 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.

  • Photo of a woman typing on a keyboard

    2013–2015

    CAST is partnering with the Minority Student Achievement Network (MSAN) to create a Web-based professional development course to help 8th-grade Science teachers understand stereotype threat and adopt UDL-based methods to reduce the likely effects of threat in their everyday instruction.

  • Photo of a blank label

    2013–2015

    In this empirical study, CAST explores the prevalence and impact of stigmatization and stereotype threat on mathematics performance among public high school students (grades 9-12) with specific learning disabilities.

  • Photo of Linda Gerstle

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016

    CAST's Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Linda Gerstle as the organization's Chief Executive Officer.