Title

Au, Wayne, "High-Stakes Testing and Curricular Control: A Qualitative Metasynthesis," Educational Researcher, 36(June/July, 2007) 258-267.

Authors

Wayne Au

Annotation

Reports a metsynthesis of 49 qualitative studies using template analysis to examine effects of high-stakes testing on subject matter content alignment/contraction, changes in form of knowledge (fractured/integrated), and pedagogic change (student/teacher-centered).

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change

Source Discipline

Curriculum

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Qualitative Research, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Knowledge Generation

 

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