Au, Wayne, "High-Stakes Testing and Curricular Control: A Qualitative Metasynthesis," Educational Researcher, 36(June/July, 2007) 258-267.
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
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Type of Study
Qualitative Research, Curriculum Standards and Testing, Knowledge Generation
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