Au, Wayne, Unequal by Design: HIgh-Stakes Testing and the Standardization of Inequality. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Demonstrates the ways high-stakes testing creates, by design, currricular inequality (through content, form, pedagogic, bureaucratic, and discursive control); discusses the NCLB policy on testing; draws on critical social theory and Bernstein for analytic tools.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Evaluation
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Ampliative Criticism
Type of Study
Curriculum Standards and Testing
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