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Research Projects

CASTL is an interdisciplinary research center working to advance the quality and impact of teaching through scientific study in educational settings from infancy to higher education. Projects at CASTL bring together researchers and practitioners across expertise and age levels.

Projects are grouped by age level on this page. You can also view CASTL projects grouped within the following categories:

  • Child Development: Includes children and adolescents developmental skills, behaviors, and interactions (including socio-emotional, self-regulation, motor, language & literacy, and STEM).
  • Teacher Development and Support: Includes professional development, coaching, monitoring, and curriculum development.
  • Methodologies: Includes implementation research, observational instruments, longitudinal data collection, and randomized control trails.

May may also view an archive of previously completed projects.

Projects by Age Level





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