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C-SAIL research is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through Grant R305C150007 to the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.

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All times are in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Thursday, May 28​

11:00 a.m.–

12:30 p.m.

The Promise vs. Reality of Standards-Based Reform

We reveal our key findings on the implementation and impact of college- and career-readiness standards on teaching and learning since their adoption in 2010. This session features a presentation of findings by the C-SAIL team as well as commentary from practitioners, policymakers, and researchers.

  • Moderators: Morgan Polikoff (USC), Amy Stornaiuolo (Penn)

  • Presenters: Andy Porter (Penn), Mengli Song (AIR), Laura Desimone (UDel), Toni Smith (AIR), Mike Garet (AIR), Nelson Flores (Penn), Doug Fuchs (Vanderbilt), Lynn Fuchs (Vanderbilt)

  • Commentary:

12:45–1:45 p.m.

Small-Group Discussions

Join small discussion groups of practitioners, policymakers, and researchers from across the country to share reactions to C-SAIL's key takeaways, insights on making standards work for all students, and thoughts on what's head for standards-based reform.


2:00–2:30 p.m.

Where Do We Go from Here?

Linda Darling-Hammond (Learning Policy Institute) joins Andy Porter (Penn) to discuss the future of standards-based reform.