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.


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


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


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