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.


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


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


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