Register for C-SAIL 20/20 Sessions


We're looking forward to seeing you on Thursday, May 28! Please use the links below to register for the opening, breakout, and closing keynote sessions. You will receive join links directly from Go to Webinar for each session. Contact Nicol Christie (AIR) at with questions.


The opening session is filling up quickly—if you are unable to register it means that we have hit capacity. Please see below for important details:

  • Come early to guarantee access. Space is limited in the opening session. Registration does not guarantee your spot in the GotoWebinar room on the day of the event—admission will be first-come, first-served.

  • Once the webinar is full, we invite you to view the live stream. We will be streaming the opening and closing sessions live via our YouTube channel. Visit our Watch Live page for more details.


  • View free event recordings. Recordings of the opening, breakout, and closing sessions, as well as slides and handouts, will be available after the conference for free at


Opening Session Registration

Session starts on Thursday, May 28 at 11:00 a.m. ET


Closing Session Registration

Session starts on Thursday, May 28 at 1:30 p.m. ET

With the release of the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress results in math and reading, it became clear that standards-based reform has not moved the needle on student achievement. This may be due, in part, to how districts, schools, and teachers are making sense of and implementing college- and career-readiness standards. Join the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL) for a virtual conference on Thursday, May 28, 2020. We'll share what we've discovered over the last five years examining standards implementation and impact at the state, district, school, and classroom level and engage practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to look to the future of standards-based reform.

Join C-SAIL 20/20’s closing keynote discussion with C-SAIL Director Andy Porter, former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and Professor Emeritus of Education, and Linda Darling-Hammond, the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and President of the Learning Policy Institute. Together Porter and Darling-Hammond will draw from their decades of expertise in education policy and practice to discuss the future of standards-based reform.

Breakout Session Registration

Sessions start on Thursday, May 28 at 12:30 p.m. ET | Please pick one of the below breakout sessions.


These interactive discussion sessions will include a moderated discussion with expert panelists, live polls, and plenty of time for audience Q&A.

#1 Role of Core Curriculum Materials in Standards Implementation: Moderated by Morgan Polikoff (USC) with guest speakers Rachel Bradshaw (Tennessee Department of Education), Julia Kaufman (RAND), Cathryn Still (ELPA21), and Kate Watts (Monson Public Schools).

#2 Framing Multilingualism as a Resource for Standards-Aligned Instruction: Moderated by Nelson Flores (Penn) with guest speakers Samuel Aguirre (WIDA-ESPAÑOL), Joseph Luft (Internationals Network), Sung Park-Johnson (DePaul University), and Sabrina Wesley-Nero (Georgetown University).

#3 Standards-Based Leadership and Governance: Moderated by Adam Edgerton (Penn) with guest speakers Chad Aldeman (Bellwether Education Partners), Meredith Lowe (School District of Philadelphia), Brent Malicote (Sacramento County Office of Education), Jeff Pelzel (Newhall School District, CA), Robert Slavin (Johns Hopkins School of Education), and Andrew Townsend (Greenville City Schools).

#4 Professional Learning and the FAST experience: Moderated by Toni Smith (AIR) and Mike Garet (AIR) with Robert Berretta (School District of Philadelphia), Kelli Koch (Pickerington School District), Louisa Marine (FAST), Chrystalla Mouza (University of Delaware), Jennifer Quinn (FAST), and Sarah Woulfin (University of Connecticut).

#5 Standards, IEPs, and a Policy of Inclusion for Students with Disabilities: Moderated by Doug Fuchs (Vanderbilt) and Lynn Fuchs (Vanderbilt) with guest speakers Renee Bradley (U.S. Department of Education), Nicole Bucka (MTSS Rhode Island), Daniel Espinas (D.C. Public Schools), and Mitchell Yell (University of South Carolina).

C-SAIL Logo White-01.png


The Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, & Learning
3700 Walnut Street | Philadelphia, PA


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.

  • Twitter - White Circle

©2019 by the Center on Standards, Alignment, Instruction, and Learning (C-SAIL). All rights reserved.