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Alkin, Marvin C., "Curriculum Evaluation Models," pp. 1189-1190 in Torsen Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education, New York: Pergamon Press, 1984., Marvin C. Alkin

Annotation: Categorizes types of curriculum evaluation models (product, program) with the latter subdivided into outcome-oriented, methodoloy-oriented, value-oriented, and decision-oriented.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Definitions,Curriculum Research Domains and Structure
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Evaluative Inquiry,Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Materials Development and Evaluation

Baker, Eva L., "Techology and Effective Assessment Systems," pp. 358-378 in Joan L. Herman and Edward L. Haertel, eds., Uses and Misuses of Data for Educational Accountability and Improvement. 104th NSSE Yearbook, Part II. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2005., Eva L. Baker

Annotation: Defines a generic design (structure, functions, evaluation) for an assessment system and indicates what new technologies can assist with each element.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Evaluation of Instruction, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Program Audit/Evaluation

Beadie, Nancy, "Moral Errors and Stategic Mistakes: Lessons from the History of Student Accountability," pp. 35-50 in Kenneth A. Sirotnik, ed., Holding Accountability Accountable: What Ought to Matter in Public Education. New York:: Teachers College Press, 2004., Nancy Beadie

Annotation: Traces the history of student testing and graded schools that explains how we got to the current version of student accountability; draws implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment

Bloom, Benjamin, "Ralph Tyler's Impact on Evaluation Theory and Practice," Journal of Thought, 21(Spring, 1986), 36-46., Benjamin Bloom

Annotation: Describes Tyler's contributions to the field of evaluation theory and practice.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation

Brinkerhoff, Robert O., Dale M. Brethower, Terry Hluchyi, and Jeri Ridings Nowakowski, Program Evaluation: Sourcebook; Program Evaluation: Design Manual; Program Evaluation: Sourcebook/Casebook . Hingham, MA: Kluwer Boston, Inc., 1983., Robert O. Brinkerhoff, Dale M. Brethower, Terry Hluchyi, and Jeri Ridings Nowakowski

Annotation: Specifies in this three-book series a seven step process for conducting program evaluations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Brookover, Wilber B., et al, "A Model for Research on Goal Achievement," pp. 48-100 in Wilber B. Brookover, et. al., eds., Measuring and Attaining the Goals of Education . Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1980., Wilber B. Brookover

Annotation: Describes ways of doing research on goal achievement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Defining Curriculum Research Questions, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Generation

Cohen, David K., "Politics and Research: Evaluation of Social Action Programs in Education," Review of Educational Research , 40(April, 1970), 213-238. Reprinted pp. 442-467 in Arno A. Bellack and Herbert Kliebard, eds., Curriculum and Evaluation . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1977., David K. Cohen

Annotation: Regards evaluation studies as political in nature and describes several approaches to program evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Program Audit/Evaluation

Cronbach, Lee, "Tyler's Contribution to Measurement and Evaluation," Journal of Thought, 21(Spring, 1986), 47-52., Lee Cronbach

Annotation: Summarizes Tyler's contributions to the evaluation and measurement fields.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation

Eisner, Elliot W., "Reshaping Assessment in Education: Some Criteria in Search of Practice," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 25(May-June, 1993), 219-233., Elliot W. Eisner

Annotation: Traces history of assessment and presents eight features of a new conception of assessment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Evaluation of Instruction, Marking, Program Audit/Evaluation

Elliott, John, et al, School Accountability . London: Grant McIntyre, 1981., John Elliott and .

Annotation: Gives a perspective on school accountability and the means of accomplishing it.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Action Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

English, Fenwick W., and Betty E. Steffy, "Promise and Problems of the Curriculum Audit," Education, 113(Winter, 1992), 168-171., Fenwick W. English and Betty E. Steffy

Annotation: Describes the methods and value of conducting a curriculum audit of standards and the reality; also discusses issues and arguments pro and con.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Enns, Robin J., "Hidden Research in Curriculum," pp. 431-439 in F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, eds., The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction. Los Angeles: Sage Publications, 2008., Robin J. Enns

Annotation: Highlights curriculum research carried out on issues of interest to particular policy-making bodies, which often is not published or used outside the local context; urges that this hidden research be published and explored for its usefulness elsewhere.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Research Domains and Structure, Curriculum Evaluation, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Utilization, Classroom Observation & Research

Finder, Morris, Educating America: How Ralph W. Tyler Taught America to Teach. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2004., Morris Finder

Annotation: Gives personalized sketches of Tyler's life and work as school and university teacher, on the Eight-Year Study, on the Tyler Rationale, on NEAP, on his roles as consultant and evaluator for schools and government agencies worldwide, and as a mentor to his students; includes seven interviews with Tyler and 50 pages listing his publications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Professors, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Development Strategies, Literature of Curriculum, Classics of Curriculum Literature, Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation

Flinders, David J., "The Failings of NCLB," Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue, 7(No. 1 & 2, 2005), 1-9., David J. Flinders

Annotation: Critiques the flawed accountability assumptions undelying NCLB and offers alternative policy strategies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Fuhrman, Susan H., and Betty Malen, eds., The Politics of Curriculum and Testing . Philadelphia: Falmer, 1991., Susan H. Fuhrman and Betty Malen

Annotation: Provides thirteen studies of the politics of curriculum and testing at the state and local levels.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Harris, Douglas N., Value-Added Measures in Education: What Every Educator Needs to Know. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2011., Douglas N. Harris

Annotation: Provides a well-argued technical, but understandable, analysis of the pros and cons of using value-added measures in accountability systems for making policy decisions on individual teachers, schools, programs, and state standards-based on aggregates of student achievement data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Teacher Evaluation, Program Audit/Evaluation, Evaluation of Instruction

Heath, Robert W., "Curriculum Evaluation," pp. 280-283 in Robert L. Ebel, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, Fourth edition. London: Macmillan, 1969., Robert W. Heath

Annotation: States several uses for and issues in curriculum evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Hopkins, David, "Intelligent Accountability," pp. 93-114 in his Every School a Great School: Realizing the Potential of System Leadership. New York: Open University Press, 2007., David Hopkins

Annotation: Reviews arguments for and against accountability and short-term achievement targets within the British context; describes a system of intelligent accountabilty employing both internal and external assessments.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation

Kemmis, Stephen, "Seven Principles for Program Evaluation in Curriculum Development and Innovation," pp. 478-494 in James R. Gress, ed., Curriculum: An Introduction to the Field . Berkeley, CA: McCutchan, 1988., Stephen Kemmis

Annotation: Discusses reasonableness, responsibility, community self-interest, plurality of perspectives, self-critical community, propriety, and appropriateness.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Kim, James S., and Gail L. Sunderman, "Measuring Academic Proficiency under the No Child Left Behind Act: Implications for Educational Equity," Educational Researcher, 34(November, 2005), 3-13., James S. Kim and Gail L. Sunderman

Annotation: Highlights differences in various between-state ratings of school performance and NCLB's adequate yearly progress (AYP) results; highlights equity issues uncovered and makes recommendations to overcome them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation

Kimpston, Richard D., Diana J. Barber, and Karen B. Rogers, "The Program Audit," Educational Leadership, 41(May, 1984), 50-60., Richard D. Kimpston, Diana J. Barber, and Karen B. Rogers

Annotation: Describes a program audit system used in one school district.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Administration, Leadership, Finance
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

King, Jean A., "Curriculum Implementation," pp. 267-273 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, 6th ed. New York: Macmillan, 1992.*, Jean A. King

Annotation: Summarizes studies over last ten years related to curriculum implementation--both as process and as a product.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Implementation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Linn, Robert L., "Educational Accountability Systems," pp. 3-24 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds., The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008., Robert L. Linn

Annotation: Reviews various types of assessments used in accountability systems in NCLB and other test-based approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Linn, Robert L., "Methodological Issues in Achieving School Accountability," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 40(December, 2008). 699-711., Robert L. Linn

Annotation: Analyzes differences between state and NCLB accountability systems that can account for schools meeting targets in the first instance but not in the second instance or vise versa; explores methodological issues between these accountability systems.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Madey, Doren L., "Some Benefits of Integrating Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Program Evaluation, with Illustrations," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 4(Summer, 1982), 223-236.*, Doren L. Madey

Annotation: Describes and illustrates the use of evaluation methods that integrate quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Program Audit/Evaluation

McLaughlin, Milbrey W., and D. C. Phillips, ed., Evaluation and Education: At Quarter Century, Ninetieth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II. Chicago, IL: National Society for the Study of Education, 1991., Milbrey W. McLaughlin and D. C. Phillips

Annotation: Presents 11 classic contributions to the literature on program evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

McNeil, Linda M., "Faking Equity: High-Stakes Testing and the Education of Latino Youth," pp. 57-111 in Angela Valenzuela, ed., Leaving Children Behind: How "Texas-Style" Accountability Fails Latino Youth. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2005., Linda M. McNeil

Annotation: Analyzes data from the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills testing program and its use in the Texas accountability system to demonstrate phony evidence of student improvement in Texas.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Mintrop, Heinwich, and Gail L. Sunderman, "Predictable Failure of Federal Sanctions-Driven Accountability for School Improvement -- And Why We May Retain It Anyway," Educational Researcher, 38(june/July,2009), 353-364., Heinwich Mintrop and Gail L. Sunderman

Annotation: Summarizes results of studies on three questions: 1) Do sanctions-driven accountability systems produce the intended results in NCLB and other attempts? 2) Is it practical and can it be implemented? 3) Is it valued and legitimate?

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Student Assessment, Social Efficiency/Control, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Implementation

Morocco, Catherine Cobb, "The Role of Formative Evaluation in Developing and Assessing Educational Programs," Curriculum Inquiry, 9(Summer, 1979), 137-148., Catherine Cobb Morocco

Annotation: Describes a formative evaluation process in the RDD tradition.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Nevo, David, "The Conceptualization of Educational Evaluation: An Analytical Review of the Literature," Review of Educational Research, 53(Spring, 1983), 117-128.*, David Nevo

Annotation: Reviews 10 dimensions of conceptualizaion of evaluation as they relate to major approaches to evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Oberg, Antoinette, "Curriculum Study and Professional Practice: How Are They Linked?" Journal of Curriculum Studies, 17(April-June, 1985), 207-209., Antoinette Oberg

Annotation: Reports a study of the impact of graduate study on professional practice; lists evaluative questions and data used in the study.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Program Audit/Evaluation

Oberg, Antoinette, "Imagining Educational Criticism," Curriculum Inquiry, 12 (Winter, 1982), 385-404., Antoinette Oberg

Annotation: Presents a critique of Eisner's Educational Imagination.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Development Strategies, Program Audit/Evaluation

Owens, John M., et al., Acquiring Knowledge of Implementation and Change: Essential for Program Evaluators?" Knowledge: Creation, Diffusion, Utilization, 15(March, 1994), 273-284., John M. Owens

Annotation: Gives Australian experience on using program evaluation findings and related issues.

Broad Topical Focus: Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Program Audit/Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Reimers, Fernando M, and Connie K. Chung, eds., Teaching and Learning for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press, 2016., Fernando M. Reimers and Connie K. Chung

Annotation: Reports on studies in six countries (Singapore, China, Chile, Mexico, India, United States--Massachusetts) on the degree to which they have included and successfully implemented 21st Century Knowledge and Skills as stipulated in the 2012 National Research Council list; summaries of cross-country differences and similarities are also included.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Implementation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Romberg, Thomas A., and Gary G. Price, "Curriculum Implementation and Staff Development as Cultural Change," pp. 154-184 in Gary A. Griffith, ed., Staff Development, 82nd Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983. Reprinted pp. 201-231 in Margaret J. Early and Kenneth J. Rehage, eds., Issues in Curriculum: A Selection of Chapters from Past NSSE Yearbooks. 98th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1999., Thomas A. Romberg and Gary G. Price

Annotation: Summarizes the nature of curriculum changes at various levels and in various dimensions and makes recommendations for systematic monitoring of change; illustrated by a specific local example.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: In-service Teacher Development, Curriculum Implementation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Sanders, James R., "Curriculum Evaluation," pp. 1185-1188 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite, eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergamon, 1984., James R. Sanders

Annotation: Sums up issues related to curriculum evaluation: need for, who should do it, organization for doing it, and limitations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Schubert, William H., "Curriculum Validation," pp. 1274-1275 in T. Husen and T. N. Postlethwaite. eds., International Encyclopedia of Education. New York: Pergamon, 1984., William H. Schubert

Annotation: Explores what is involved in validating curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Schwandt, Thomas A., Evaluation Practice Reconsidered. New York: Peter Lang, 2002., Thomas A. Schwandt

Annotation: Sets forth a view of evaluation as moral/political/interactive practice (not a technical skill) requiring judgment, wisdom, and practical application of understanding, of evaluation as praxis.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Practical Knowledge, Ethical Issues in Curriculum, Program Audit/Evaluation, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Scriven, Michael, "Conceptual Revolution in Evaluation," pp. 167-179 in Marvin C. Alkin, ed., Evaluation Roots: A Wider Perspective of Theorists' Views and Influence, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2013., Michael Scriven

Annotation: Presents Scriven's state-of-the-art view of the process and discipline of Evaluation; a revised and fuller version of this article entitled, "The Foundation and Future of Evaluation," appears in pp. 11-44 in Stewart I. Donaldson, ed.,The Future of Evaluation in Society. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Teacher Evaluation

Shepard, Lorrie A., "A Brief History of Accountability Testing, 1965-2007," pp. 25-46 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds., The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008., Lorrie A. Shepard

Annotation: Traces the history of attempts in the U. S. to use tests for accountability purposes; discusses NAEP, minimum competency testing, National Commission on Excellence in Education, the Standards Movement, and the No Child Left Behind Act.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Program Audit/Evaluation

Simons, Helen, "Against the Rules: Procedural Problems in School Self- Evaluation," Curriculum Perspectives, 5(October, 1985), 1-6., Helen Simons

Annotation: Contrasts two models of school evaluation: external and self-evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Change,Curriculum Evaluation,Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis,Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Smith, Ralph, The New Aesthetic Curriculum Theorists and Their Astonishing Ideas. Vancouver, BC: CSCI, University of British Columbia, 1984., Ralph Smith

Annotation: Critiques recent theoretical work by Arnstine, Travers, and Eisner in curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists,Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism,Aesthetic Inquiry and Curriculum Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teaching/Learning Process, Program Audit/Evaluation

Stake, Robert E., Multiple Case Study Analysis. New York: Guilford, 2006., Robert E. Stake

Annotation: Shows how to design, analyze, and report studies that address common issues across a group of cases; illustrated using cases from three Eastern European countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Field other than Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry, Ethnographic Inquiry, Multiple/Mixed Forms of Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Qualitative Research, Program Audit/Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Stake, Robert E., "Program Evaluation, Particularly Responsive Evaluation," pp. 72-87; 195-196 in W. B. Dockrell and David Hamilton, eds., Rethinking Educational Research . London: Hodder and Stroughton, 1980.*, Robert E. Stake

Annotation: Describes a responsive evaluation model as it applies to program evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation

Stufflebeam, Daniel L., and Anthony J. Shinkfield, Evaluation Theory, Models, and Applications. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007., Daniel L. Stufflebeam

Annotation: Presents a thorough, comprehensive guide to the discipline of evaluation; covers 26 different approaches to doing evaluations classified within five major types; illustrates in detail seven of the best approaches; provides guidance on all practical aspects of evaluation work.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Knowledge Generation

Talmage, Harriet, "Evaluation of Programs," pp. 592-611 in Harold E. Mitzel, ed., Encyclopedia of Educational Research, fifth edition. New York: Macmillan, 1982., Harriet Talmage

Annotation: Reviews the rise of program evaluation, defines its purposes and assumptions, its methodological and political issues, and classifies various evaluation models.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation

Tyler, Ralph W., "Changing Concepts of Educational Evaluation," Special Monograph Issue, International Journal of Educational Research, 10(No. 1, 1986), 1-113., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Capsulizes basic knowledge about doing educational evaluation in a comprehensive monograph.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment

Walker, Decker F., "Toward Comprehension of Curricular Realities," pp. 268-308 in Lee S. Shulman, ed., Review of Research in Education, 4: 1976. Itasca, IL: F. E. Peacock, 1977.*, Decker F. Walker

Annotation: Reviews research in four domains of curriculum: curriculum in relation to student achievement, curriculum change in relation to social forces, change processes within school and classroom, and studies of the curriculum field itself.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum as a Field of Practice and Study, Curriculum Change
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Wilcox, Brian, "Curriculum Analysis and Review," pp. 625-636 in Noel Entwistle, ed., Handbook of Educational Ideas and Practices . New York: Routledge, 1990.*, Brian Wilcox

Annotation: Summarizes ways of conducting curriculum evaluation in British educational setting.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Comparative Curriculum

Williams, David D., "Naturalistic Evaluation: Potential Conflicts Between Evaluation Standards and Criteria for Conducting Naturalistic Inquiry," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 8(Spring, 1986), 87-99., David D. Williams

Annotation: Discusses standards for judging evaluations, criteria for judging naturalistic inquiry, and the conflicts between these.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Program Audit/Evaluation