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    Reed & Coyne, 2013

    Stacey Reed, a 7th grade science teacher, and Peggy Coyne, a CAST research scientist, describe CAST Science Writer, a free interactive web-based instructional tool to support students’ writing scientific reports. Based on the framework ...

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    Proctor, Dalton & Grisham, 2007

    Today teachers are charged with including all students in literacy instruction, even those who have previously struggled in traditional school environments. One group that has struggled in the past is English Language Learners (ELLs). Here Proctor, Dalton, and Grisham discuss a 4-week study that used supported digital text to assist ELLs with reading comprehension. They found that embedding features did help promote learners’ use of comprehension strategies.

  • CAST's work is made possible by the generous financial support of foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals. We regularly partner with other research organizations, K-12 and postsecondary educators, government agencies and foundations to investigate solutions to challenging questions.

  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education logo

    Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    CAST is pleased to announce that it will join three other partners in Massachusetts to launch state-funded effort to strengthen and improve the process for writing Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs. CAST joins the Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy, the Federation for Children with Special Needs, and BlackPrint Education Consulting in forming the Students and Families First Coalition (SFFC).

  • Photo of Linda Gerstle

    Saturday, February 20, 2021

    Linda Gerstle, CAST's CEO, will retire on September 30, 2021. The planned transition will be coordinated over the next several months.

  • Photo collage of families doing makerspace activities together

    Friday, June 12, 2020

    With funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), CAST and two partners will develop and study an innovative model for a community-based, multigenerational makerspace in an affordable housing complex.

  • U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs logo

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    CAST & KU have won a 4-year, $1.6 million grant from the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs to develop a sustainable coaching model that supports systemic implementation of UDL.

  • Photo of Skip Stahl

    Senior Policy Analyst

    A nationally recognized expert in accessible educational materials and Universal Design for Learning, Skip Stahl has extensive experience in advising education stakeholders--including states, district leaders, publishers and policy makers--on how to ...

  • symposium
    UDL for Social Justice hero image

    Monday, July 31 – Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Providing high quality education is a matter of social justice, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an innovative framework that supports all learners—regardless of socioeconomic, cultural, gender, language, cognitive, physical, and emotional background—by providing exceptional, rigorous learning opportunities. UDL proactively infuses opportunities for learners to overcome barriers and ensure that learning has no limits.

  • Photo of Steve Nordmark

    Director of Business Development

    As CAST’s Director of Business Development, Steve Nordmark builds strategic partnerships throughout the global education field to advance the adoption and implementation of Universal Design for Learning. ...

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