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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.

  • CAST Board Chair, Dr. Shelley Berman, holding his 2020 Utne O’Brien Award for Excellence

    Monday, November 16, 2020

    Dr. Sheldon H. Berman is celebrated for innovation and excellence in social emotional learning practice by CASEL.

  • Photo of Joy Smiley Zabala

    Senior Technical Assistance Advisor

    Joy Smiley Zabala was a leading expert on the use of assistive technology (AT) to improve education for people with disabilities. As a technologist, special educator, teacher trainer, and conference speaker, Dr. Zabala earned international recognition ...

  • Worker fixing an engine

    The AccessATE project goal is to support the ATE community and provide grantees with the tools and knowledge to increase the accessibility and usability of their resources and activities. CAST will be providing technical assistance on accessibility and Universal Design for Learning to ATE Centers and ATE research grants.

  • 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.

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

    Wednesday, February 17, 2016

    This past December, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind. And for the first time, the nation’s general K-12 education law defines and endorses Universal Design for Learning.

  • Photo of Susan Shapiro presenting at a learning event

    Learn about our partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education to build a statewide web of educators interested in implementing the UDL framework in their classrooms.

  • Statement
    logo of smarter balanced assessment consortium

    CAST, 2013

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

  • CAST's accessibility policies and how to contact us if you have questions.

  • Photo of Luis F Perez

    Technical Assistance Specialist

    As a technical assistance specialist for the National Center on Accessible Educational Materials, Luis promotes the creation, delivery and use of high quality accessible educational materials and technologies to support equitable learning opportunities for all students.

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