Council for At Risk Student Education
and Professional Standards

Because No One Succeeds Unless Everyone Does

Every student has the right to a good education-but not every student gets the support they need in a traditional classroom.

Marginalized, racialized, and under-represented students, as well as students who are in or just aged out of foster care, often struggle in classroom settings. That’s because many commonly used teaching standards and assessment methods fail to understand where these students are coming from and what they need to succeed.

Assumptions about resource access, support at home, and prior experience in education can leave these students feeling alienated from the curriculum and the world of education in general. They come to see themselves as unwelcome learners in a classroom space not designed with their needs in mind.


CASEPS Draws Learners Back Into The Conversation

CASEPS is drawing those learners back into the conversation. Through CASEPS, educators in diverse communities can access:

  • Supplemental teaching and learning standards
  • Professional development programs
  • National certification and accreditation in teaching to diverse communities

Achieve Your Professional Development Goals

Using these tools, CASEPS further develops at risk student education by helping teachers achieve their professional development goals of reaching diverse learners.

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CASEPS Fosters…

Teaching Culture

To create an environment that welcomes all learners, CASEPS looks at course design and teacher development through a cultural lens. With CASEPS, educators learn about the societal differences that affect how learners experience school, and how a cultural lens approach enhances the curriculum development process. The result is a more versatile teaching approach that empowers educators to present their content in different ways, depending on the cultural needs of students.

Teaching Fairness

Traditional learning assessments, particularly standardized testing, tend to be grounded in the values and norms of majority groups. Students from minority cultural groups are likely to have different experiences that lead them to different answers than the ones that seem intuitive to educational leaders. CASEPS develops and seeks out assessment methods that are fair and accessible to all learners.

Teaching Community

CASEPS provides educators with information about different cultural communities before members of that community arrive in the classroom. That means the educator enters a classroom more prepared and doesn’t need the student or the student’s family to provide cultural education. The result is better communication and an education that is more relevant to students.

Teaching Connectedness

CASEPS also helps educators to create a sense of community in both online and in-person courses. This is especially important for online learning, where community is typically built through real-time and consistent interaction between teacher and student, and among the students themselves. By teaching educators how different cultures define community, CASEPS lets faculty incorporate cultural values when creating an online learning experience.


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What They’re Saying

Become CASEPS Trained and Certified

Full certification is available to faculty and staff who complete the two-day training. Over 20,000 educators, staff, and leaders have become certified.

Expands your knowledge and skill set.

Adds credibility to your teaching and learning environment.

Validation of your teaching and other professional experiences.

Expands personal and professional development for nontraditional student populations.

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General Information Session and Fall Standards Update

General Information Session and Fall Standards Update

Wednesday 30th @130 pm EDTB Below please find the link to register in advance for this webinar: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar....

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