Research: CAST

WiggleWorks was researched and designed in collaboration with the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST). CAST is an educational, not-for-profit organization that uses technology to expand opportunities for all people, including those with disabilities. CAST researchers have found that emerging readers achieve greater reading success if the literacy curriculum includes flexible, universally designed multimedia tools and inclusion strategies. WiggleWorks offers such a curriculum by challenging and supporting beginning readers through text, graphics, speech, sounds, and customizable access features. To learn more about CAST and WiggleWorks, visit the CAST Web site.

You can also read more about the collaboration between CAST and Scholastic in the research report "Using Technology to Strengthen Employee and Family Involvement in Education" at the U.S. Department of Education Web site.

Special Education Impact Study

WiggleWorks Aligned to No Child Left Behind

The Role of Technology in the Guided Reading Classroom Professional Paper

Based on a decade of research, WiggleWorks is proven to raise reading scores and promote literacy in young readers. Click here to open a copy of the validation study.

To learn how WiggleWorks helps students with learning disabilities, you can read the report or view the video "Opening the Doors to Learning: Technology Research for Students with Learning Disabilities," created by the Office of Special Education Programs, the U.S. Department of Education. Click here to see the report at the Learning Disabilities Online Web site.

Correlations to Reading Recovery Levels

Stage A | Stage B | Stage C | Stage D