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Press Release: New Curriculum Helps Students Transition to Postsecondary


Low-Level Literacy online curriculum has free unlimited access.
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CASAS Launches New Low-Level Literacy Curriculum
Improves Ability of Students to Transition to Postsecondary Options

San Diego, January 2011: Teachers now have free unlimited access to ten online low-level literacy curriculum modules. They can facilitate lesson planning with these standards-based modules containing multi-level lesson plans in high-priority topics. The modules are designed to improve students’ ability to transition into postsecondary and community settings.

The modules are appropriate for students who have intellectual disabilities and are in high school programs, state certified nonpublic schools, and postsecondary education.

Lessons in each module offer four skill levels from pre-readers unable to read print to beginning readers. The teacher-created and field-tested modules are presented in a functional life and work-based context and follow principles of universal design for learning (UDL).

Bring students to the next level by reviewing and downloading powerful basic academic skill strategies for teaching…

  • Alternate formats for multi-ability levels!
  • “Learning to Learn” strategies
  • Motivational activities to build self-determination!

"Global technology and the Internet are now more important than ever. As the people we serve continue to be affected by dramatic budget cuts, this online curriculum allows people of all abilities to access high quality educational materials and exercise their right to full inclusion. There is no greater portal to inclusion then access to educational opportunity."

Michael Januse, Senior Community Program Specialist, California Department of Developmental Services (Formerly Deputy Director for Policy and Planning, California State Council on Developmental Disabilities)

The modules are a project of CASAS, a nonprofit educational research organization and leader in providing assessment and curriculum management systems for alternative secondary programs and adult education. The California State Council on Developmental Disabilities funded this project.

Download the complete no-cost curriculum now! Visit

For more information, visit or call Virginia Posey, Ph.D., at 1-800-255-1036, ext. 192 or e-mail

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