Project Co-Chairs Kenji Hakuta and María Santos hosted a conference for invited guests—researchers, assessment and policy experts, and district leaders and practitioners—to respond to a series of commissioned papers which forms the research foundations of this work. This conference was held on January 13-14, 2012 at Stanford University.
As a way of informing the systemic implementation of the new Common Core State Standards in ELA and Math and the Next Generation Science Standards, the papers addressed several themes including: language and literacy in the content areas, assessment considerations, system capacity, and policy implications.
The Understanding Language Conference attracted more than 60 invited attendees. Speakers included Kenji Hakuta (co-chair), George Bunch, Judit Moschkovich, Helen Quinn, Okhee Lee, Aída Walqui, Glynda Hull, Lily Wong Fillmore, Robert Linquanti, Alison Bailey, Mikyung Wolf, Margaret Heritage, María Santos (co-chair), María Brisk, Delia Pompa, Phil Daro, Jennifer O'Day, and Guadalupe Valdés.
The papers can all be found on our website.