McDonnell, Lorraine M., "The Politics of Educational Accountability: Can the Clock Be Turned Back?" pp. 47-67 in Katherine E. Ryan and Lorrie A. Shepard, eds.. The Future of Test-Based Educational Accountability. New York: Routledge, 2008.


Discusses why test-based accountability developed as a dominant policy idea; explains what would have to change to install an alternative approach.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Change

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Curriculum and Politics


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