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  • Monday, March 9, 2015

    Guilford Press announced that Universal Design for Learning in the Classroom: Practical Applications will be published in China in 2016.

  • Icons of a mobile phone, a tablet, and a desktop computer

    Wednesday, July 20, 2016

    Learn about our newly-released open source CSS/Javascript framework for creating responsive, accessible, flexible websites.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    Describes a discount offer on books in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week

  • Photo of Christina Bosch

    Tuesday, November 3, 2015

    Christina Bosch, a CAST instructional designer and a PhD candidate at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has won a competitive and prestigious fellowship for early-career education professionals.

  • photo of Susan Micelli

    Payroll Manager/ Sr. Accountant

    Susan Micelli, who joined CAST's finance department in 2002, oversees accounts payable and receivable, payroll, and employee benefits.

  • 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.