Narrow Topic - Student Assessment

 

Follow

Ayalon, Hanna, "Nonhierarchical Curriculum Differentiation and Inequality in Achievement: A Different Story or More of the Same?" Teachers College Record, 108(June, 2006), 1186-1213., Hanna Ayalon

Annotation: Reports a study in Israel of student achievement inequality (by gender, soico-economic level, ability) when comparing students in subject differentiated curricula; concludes this type of diffentiation does not reduce educational inequalities; suggests policy implications.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Comparative Curriculum, Student Assessment, Enrollment Changes-Implications

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

Baker, Eva L., and Robert L. Linn, "Validity Issues for Accountability Systems," pp. 47-72 in Susan H. Fuhrman and Richard F. Elmore, eds., Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Eva L. Baker and Robert L. Linn

Annotation: Formulates a theory of action within which testing and accountability policies lie; sets standards for accountability systems, testing, stakes, public reporting, and evaluation; followed by an article outlining three accountability models by Linn.

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

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

Beauchamp, Larry, and Jim Parsons, "The Curriculum of Student Teacher Evaluation," Journal of Curriculum Theorizing , 9 (Spring, 1989), 125-171.*, Larry Beauchamp and Jim Parsons

Annotation: Examines critically a student teacher evaluation form used in a teacher education institution.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Critical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Education, Student Assessment

Block, Alan, "Toward Objectives and Assessment: Means of Control," Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies, 8(Spring, 2012), 1-10., Alan Block

Annotation: Reviews the contributions of Ralph Tyler to the role of evaluation in curriculum and instruction as viewed by later curriculum theorists; briefly examines related assumptions.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment

Bloom, Benjamin S., "Ralph Tyler and the University of Chicago Examination System," Teaching Education, 2(Spring, 1988), 47-58., Benjamin S. Bloom

Annotation: Describes Tyler's role as College Examiner at the University of Chicago in developing the examination system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Higher Education Curriculum, Student Assessment

Boe, Erling E., and Sujie Shin, "Is the United States Really Losing the International Horse Race in Academic Achievement?" Phi Delta Kappan, 86(May, 2005), 688-695., Erling E. Boe and Sujie Shin

Annotation: Looks at data from six international comparison studies and organizes these data collectively and interprets these combined results.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum Standards and Testing

Bracey, Gerald W., "International Comparisons and the Condition of American Education," Educational Researcher, 25(January-February, 1996), 5-11., Gerald W. Bracey

Annotation: Reviews recent studies comparing student achievement by U.S. students and those in other countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Student Assessment

Clune, William H., "Educational Governance and Student Achievement," pp. 391-423 in William H. Clune and John F. Witte, eds., Choice and Control in American Education Volume 2: The Practice of Choice, Decentralization, and School Restructuring. Philadelphia: Falmer Press, 1990.*, William H. Clune

Annotation: Summarizes the relation between two school governance options--mission-oriented school improvement and curriculum alignment--and student achievement; choice plans are also analyzed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment

Deno, S.L., and C.A. Espin, "Curriculum-based Assessment," pp. 1355-1359 in Torsten Husen and Thomas N. Postlethwaite, eds., The International Encyclopedia of Education, 2d ed. New York: Pergamon, 1994.*, S.L. Deno and C.A. Espin

Annotation: Discusses curriculum-based assessment versus norm-referenced standardized testing.

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

Deschenes, Sarah, Larry Cuban, and David Tyack, "Mismatch: Historical Perspectives on Schools and Students Who Don't Fit Them," Teachers College Record, 103(August, 2001), 527-547., Sarah Deschenes, Larry Cuban, and David Tyack

Annotation: Looks historically at explanations for why children fail in school and draws implications for adapting schooling to differences in students rather than continuing to make students try to fit schools as they are or as they are being currently reformed.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Differentiation, Student Assessment

Deyhle, Donna, "Between Games and Failure: A Micro-Ethnographic Study of Navajo Students and Testing," Curriculum Inquiry, 13(Winter, 1983), 347-376., Donna Deyhle

Annotation: Reports an ethnographic study of testing as seen by Navajo students and their teachers.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Marking, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Evaluation of Instruction

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

Elmore, Richard F., "The Problem of Stakes in Performance-Based Accountability Systems," pp. 274-296 in Susan H. Fuhrman and Richard F. Elmore, eds., Redesigning Accountability Systems for Education. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004., Richard F. Elmore

Annotation: Draws conclusions from essays in the volume regarding the status of accountability systems to date; identifies political and practical issues to be resolved; and sets out five design principles for new accountability policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Evaluation of Instruction

Ferrara, Steven F., and Stephen J. Thornton, "Using NAEP for Interstate Comparisons: The Beginnings of a 'National Acheivement Test' and 'National Curriculum'," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 10(Fall, 1980), 202-211., Steven F. Ferrara and Stephen J. Thornton

Annotation: Discusses technical issues related to using national test data in making interstate comparisons.

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

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

Franklin, Barry M., ed., When Children Don't Learn: Student Failure and the Culture of Teaching. New York: Teachers College Press, 1998., Barry M. Franklin

Annotation: Reports several qualitative studies of student failure and teacher failure.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Ethnographic Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Teaching/Learning Process

Frymier, Jack, Larry Barber, Bruce Gansneder, and Neville Robertson, "Simultaneous Replication: A Technique for Large-Scale Research," Phi Delta Kappan , 71(November, 1989), 228-231., Jack Frymier, Larry Barber, Bruce Gansneder, and Neville Robertson

Annotation: Reports Phi Delta Kappa's Study of Schools at Risk done by the technique of simultaneous replication.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Student Assessment

Frymier, Jack R., "Development and Validation of a Motivation Index," Theory Into Practice, 9(February, 1970), 56-88., Jack R. Frymier

Annotation: Describes a motivation index and its characteristics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Motivation, Student Assessment, Psychology and Curriculum

Gaffield, Chad, "Children's Lives and A adcemic Achievement in Canada and the United States," Comparative Education Review, 38(February, 1994), 36-64., Chad Gaffield

Annotation: Analyzes social and cultural factors affecting achievement on the IAEP, 1991.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Contexts and Societal Influences
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum as Experience, Student Assessment

Gipps, Caroline, "Socio-Cultural Aspects of Assessment," pp. 355-392 in Asghar Iran-Nejad and P. David Pearson, eds., Review of Research in Education, 24, 1999. Washingon, DC: American Educational Research Association, 1999., Caroline Gipps

Annotation: Summarizes the political control dimensions of pupil assessment and the relationship between teachers and pupils in using assessment for curriculum control.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Curriculum and Politics, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Goertz, Margaret, and Mark Duffy, "Mapping the Landscape of High-Stakes Testing and Accountability Programs," Theroy into Practice, 42(Winter,2003), 4-11., Margaret Goertz and Mark Duffy

Annotation: Describes states' testing and accountability policies and the effect of No Child Left Behind Act on them.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Program Audit/Evaluation

Gunzenhauser, Michael G., "High-Stakes Testing and the Default Philosophy of Education," Theory into Practice, 42(Winter, 2003), 51-58., Michael G. Gunzenhauser

Annotation: Argues that current policies on high-stakes testing narrow the curriculum and accept a philosophy that contradicts stated purposes and goals of education; gives suggestions on what to do in this situation.

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: Student Assessment, 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

Holme, Jennifer Jellison, Meredith P. Richards, Jo Beth Jimerson, and Rebecca W. Cohen, "Assessing the Effect of High School Exit Examinations," Review of Educational Research, 80(December, 2010), 476-526., Jennifer Jellison Holme, Meredith P. Richards, Jo Beth Jimerson, and Rebecca W. Cohen

Annotation: Sums up and appraises the research on the topic in relation to student achievement, dropping out or graduation, post-secondary outcomes, and school responses.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

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

Horn, Jim, and Denise Wilburn, The Mismeasure of Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013., Jim Horn and Denise Wilburn

Annotation: Describes recent history of assessment in educational policy and practice; reviews research on testing and accountability schemes in the US and argues that sound research does not support present policies and practices; provides as a case study Tennessee's value-added assessment model which is extensively analyzed and critiqued: offers several recommendations for changing from using high-stakes testing to more helpful formative assessment policies and practices.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Student Assessment

Hosford, Philip L., "Curriculum Inquiry: Toward What End?" Educational Leadership, 33(April, 1976), 483-486.*, Philip L. Hosford

Annotation: Provides an essay on the nature and purposes of curriculum inquiry.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Utilization, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment

Hull, Charles, "Marking: A Critical Alternative," Journal of Curriculum Studies, 16(April-June, 1984), 155-164., Charles Hull

Annotation: Shows how giving feedback (pupil critique) was used in a project as an alternative to marking.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Marking, Student Assessment

Jacobs, Heidi Hayes, "A New Essential Curriculum for a New Time," pp. 7-17 (and 3 related articles, pp. 18-79) in Heidi Hayes Jacobs, ed., Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development,, 2010., Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Annotation: Makes the case for upgrading the curriculum within a new vision of schools that fully utilizes current technologies; threats upgrading assessment, content, program structures, and grouping of students and of professionals; introduces 9 related essays in this book which discuss and give examples of new visions at work in schools.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Media and Computers in Curriculum Development, Curriculum Frameworks, Content Selection and Organization, Student Assessment

Jones, Lyle V., and Ingram Olkin, eds., The Nation's Report Card: Evolution and Perspectives. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Education Foundation, 2004., Lyle V. Jones and Ingram Olkin

Annotation: Gives estensive, detailed history of the development and evaluation of NAEP from 1963-2003, written by key officials and staff of NAEP.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Collection of Studies
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment, Curriculum and Politics

Koffler, Stephen L., "Assessing the Impact of a State's Decision to Move from Minimum Competency Testing toward Higher Level Testing for Graduation," Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 9(Winter, 1987), 325-336., Stephen L. Koffler

Annotation: Provides a New Jersey case study on the topic.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Case Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment

Koretz, Daniel, "What Test Scores Tell Us About American Kids," pp. 74-112 in his Measuring Up: What Educational Testing Really Tells Us. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008., Daniel Koretz

Annotation: Presents well-argued explanations about what data from standardized tests can and cannot tell us about student achievement; draws on careful analyses of a variety of data from tests like the SAT to tests of international comparisons; alerts readers to several kinds of misinterpretations of test scores that are made by people lacking adequate understanding of the principles of measurement and test construction.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Status Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

Kridel, Craig, and Robert V. Bullough, Jr., Stories of the Eight-Year Study: Reexamining Secondary Education in America. Albany, NY: State University Press of New York,2007., Craig Kridel and Robert V. Bullough Jr.

Annotation: Details many aspects of the history of the Eight-Year Study (1930-1942) and includes vignettes of several of its leading contributors (Aikin, Thayer, Eugene Smith, Tyler, Keliher, Zachry, Alberty, Bode, Willis). A review appears in Curriculum Inquiry, 40(March, 2010), 2905-316.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Curriculum History, Curriculum Integration, Curriculum Professors, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Literature, Literature of Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Assessment

Landgraf, Kurt, "Foreword: Special Issue on the Future of Educational Assessment," Teachers College Record, 116(No.11, 2014),1-3, Kurt Landgraf

Annotation: Describes the work of the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education and introduces a series of articles related to its report and recommendations.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses

Lee, Reginald S., Kathryn M. Borman, and William Tyson, "Florida's A+ Plan: Education Reform Policies and Student Outcomes," pp. 241-279 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007., Reginald S. Lee, Kathryn M. Borman, and William Tyson

Annotation: Reports and analyzes student outcomes data in Florida under Governor Bush's A+ Plan for the first years of implementation; poverty and race (among 20 variables) highly correlates with poor results.

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

MacDonald, Frances, "The Hidden Curriculum: Its Impact on Learning," Bulletin: Canadian Society for the Study of Education, 3(January, 1975), 9-12., Frances MacDonald

Annotation: Discusses the impact of the hidden curriculum on learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Hidden Curriculum, Student Assessment

Madaus, George F., "The Influence of Testing on Curriculum," pp. 83-121 in Laurel N. Tanner, ed., Critical Issues in Curriculum. 87th Yearbook of the NSSE, Part I. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1988. Reprinted pp. 73-111 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., George F. Madaus

Annotation: Reviews the effects of testing, especially high-stakes standardized tests, on curriculum, instruction, and students; discusses past and present issues with examples from several countries.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Local Control of Schooling, Materials Development and Evaluation

Madaus, George F., and Thomas Kellaghan, "Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment," pp. 119-154 in Philip W. Jackson, ed., Handbook of Research on Curriculum. New York: Macmillan, l992., George F. Madaus and Thomas Kellaghan

Annotation: Summarizes the state of evaluation and assessment in curriculum, including historical issues, issues in testing, and six major components of curriculum evaluation.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Integrative Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Research Synthesis
Narrow Topic: Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum History

Madaus, George F., and Laura M. O'Dwyer, "A Short History of Performance Assessment: Lessons Learned," Phi Delta Kappan, 80(May, 1999), 688-695., George F. Madaus and Laura M. O'Dwyer

Annotation: Traces the history of performance assessment from 210 BC to the present.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Student Assessment, Curriculum History

Madaus, George, Michael Russell, and Jennifer Higgins, "Why and How Should High-Stakes Testing be Monitored?" pp. 197-221 in their The Paradoxes of High-Stakes Testing. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2009., George Madaus, Michael Russell, and Jennifer Higgins

Annotation: Traces efforts made to monitor the technical aspects of tests for users and policymakers; proposes an independent body to perform this oversight function and suggests eight principles to follow in creating such an ongoing institution.

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: Student Assessment, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics

McCowan, Tristan, "Curricular Transposition in Citizenship Education," Theory and Research in Education, 6(No.2, 2008), 153-172., Tristan McCowan

Annotation: Poses a four-stage model of curriculum transposition as a process of moving from ideals and aspirations underlying an initiative--to a curricular program designed to achieve them--to its implementation in practice--to its effects on students; illustrated through analysis of a citizenship education project in Brazil.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Implementation, Curriculum Development Strategies, Student Assessment, Comparative Curriculum

McDonnell, Lorraine M., Policymakers' Views of Student Assessment. Santa Monica, CA: Rand, 1994., Lorraine M. McDonnell

Annotation: Reports a CRESST/OERI study of views of state and national policy makers and other stakeholders on expectations of assessment policies, technical constraints, costs, and political effects of content and delivery standards.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Survey
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment

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

Meyer, Heinz-Dieter, "The OECD as Pivot of the Emerging Global Educational Accountability Regime: How Accountable are the Accountants:" Teachers College Record, 116(No.9, 2014), 1-20., Heinz-Dieter Meyer

Annotation: Traces the history of OECD's work and influence in educational policy and practice across the world; examine the critiques of its positions on accountability and testing.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics, Comparative Curriculum, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Local Control of Schooling

Michael, Deanna L., and Sherman Dorn, "Accountability as a Means of Improvement: A Continuity of Themes," pp. 83-116 in Kathryn M. Borman and Sherman Dorn, eds., Educational Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007., Deanna L. Michael and Sherman Dorn

Annotation: Traces the historical development of the educational accountability system in Florida as enacted in the administration of Governor Bush (1999-2007); gives an appraisal of the system.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Local Control of Schooling, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Student Assessment

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

Mosher, Frederic A., "What NAEP Really Could Do." pp. 329 -340 in Lyle V. Jones and Ingram Olkin, eds., The Nation's Report Card: Evolution and Perspectives. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, 2004., Frederic A. Mosher

Annotation: Discusses and critiques the changes and uses of NAEP's data reports over time; urges they not be turned into fodder for local accountabiltiy systems that assign rewards and punishments year-by-year.

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, Student Assessment, Curriculum and Politics

Newmann, Fred M., "Linking Restructuring to Authentic Student Achievement," Phi Delta Kappan , 72 (February, 1991), 458-463.*, Fred M. Newmann

Annotation: Presents criteria for authentic academic achievement and for substantive conversation in the curriculum.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
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, Teacher Planning

Olson, Margaret R., and Cheryl J. Craig, " 'Small' Stories and Meganarratives: Accountability in Balance," Teachers College Record, 111(February, 2009),, 547-572., Margaret R. Olson and Cheryl J. Craig

Annotation: Reports a small study of two teachers' and their students' responses to accountability policies under which they taught and learned and the challenges they mounted to these policies.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Narrative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Learning for Tomorrow's World: First Results from PISA 2003. Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Education Publications, 2004., Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Annotation: Gives detailed data from 31 countries on mathematics, science, and reading assessments of fifteen year-olds in 2003 and the relationship of other educational factors to these data.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Scientific/Empirical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Comparative Curriculum, Student Assessment, Mathematics, Reading, Science

Parkinson, Paul, "Political Economy and the NCLB Regime: Accountability, Standards, and HIgh-Stakes Testing," The Educational Forum, 73(No. 1, 2009), 44-57., Paul Parkinson

Annotation: Analyzes the political economy of academic standards, standardized testing, test scores, and accountability within NCLB in terms of Baudrillard's concepts of functional logic of use value, logic of economic exchange, differential logic of sign value, and logic of symbolic exchange.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum and Politics, Student Assessment, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum

Parsons, Beverly A., Evaluative Inquiry: Using Evaluation to Promote Student Success. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2001., Beverly A. Parsons

Annotation: Outlines a five-step process for conducting evaluative inquiry research designs focused on student learning.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Evaluative Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Knowledge Generation, Student Assessment

Posner, George J., "The Role of Student Assessment in Curriculum Reform," Peabody Journal of Education, 69(Summer, 1994), 91-99., George J. Posner

Annotation: Sets forth the traditional belief system associated with student assessment, critiques that system, and provides an alternate belief system for authentic assessment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Evaluation of Instruction, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Student Assessment

Ravitch, Diane, "Changing the Poisonous Narrative: A Conversation with Diane Ravitch," Educational Leadership, 69(December 2011/January 2012), 54-58., Diane Ravitch

Annotation: Gives Ravitch's forthright answers to an interviewer's questions on current testing policies and practices and corporate dominance in education politics.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change, Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Education
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum, Curriculum and Politics, Freedom/Authority and Curriculum, Student Assessment

Resnick, Daniel P., and Lauren B. Resnick, "Standards, Curriculum, and Performance: A Historical and Comparative Perspective," Educational Researcher, 14(April, 1985), 5-20.*, Daniel P. Resnick and Lauren B. Resnick

Annotation: Traces the history of efforts to employ curriculum standards and assessment as instruments of curriculum improvement.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum Differentiation, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment

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

Sosniak, Lauren A., "The Taxonomy, Curriculum, and their Relations," pp. 103-125 in Lorin W. Anderson and Lauren A. Sosniak, eds., Bloom's Taxonomy: A Forty-year Retrospective. 93rd Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1994., Lauren A. Sosniak

Annotation: Sets forth merits and limitations in the contributions to curriculum made by Bloom's Taxonomy (cognitive domain).

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Theorists, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum History, Student Assessment

Tyler, Ralph W., Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1949., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Presents explanation and arguments for five elements of curriculum and instructional planning (purposes, learning experiences, organization, evaluation, planning). Originally published as a Syllabus for Education 360 at the University of Chicago prepared and taught by Tyler.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Decision-making Processes, Curriculum Theorists
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Classics of Curriculum Literature, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Curriculum Development Strategies, Evaluation of Instruction, Student Assessment, Curriculum Standards and Testing

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

Tyler, Ralph W., "Educational Measurement: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Now, Where We Are Going," Journal of Thought, 21(Spring, 1986), 79-87., Ralph W. Tyler

Annotation: Writes about the history of educational measurement and its current prospects.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Evaluation
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Student Assessment, Evaluation of Instruction

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

Wiggins, Grant, "Curricular Coherence and Assessment: Making Sure that the Effect Matches the Intent," pp. 101-119 in James A. Beane, ed., Toward a Coherent Curriculum. Alexandria,VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1995., Grant Wiggins

Annotation: Discusses ways to achieve coherence in curriculum and its enactment.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Theoretical/Conceptual Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Program Audit/Evaluation, Student Assessment

Wraga, William G., "Performance Assessment: A Golden Opportunity to Improve the Future," NASSP Bulletin, 78(September, 1994), 71-79., William G. Wraga

Annotation: Draws lessons from the past for improving performance assessment of students.

Broad Topical Focus: Curriculum Enactment and Teaching
Source Discipline: Curriculum
Mode of Inquiry in the Study: Historical Inquiry
Type of Study: Single Study
Narrow Topic: Curriculum History, Student Assessment