Porter, Andrew, Jennifer McMaken, Jun Hwang, and Rui Yang, "Common Core Standards: The New U. S. Intended Curriculum," Educational Researcher, 40(April, 2011), 103-116.


Analyzes differences between the recently developed common core standards and those currently functioning in several selected states--in mathematics and English language arts; employs an alignment by cells procedure from the Survey of Enacted Curriculum (Porter, ER, 37(7), 2002); compares content topics and cognitive demand, among other matters.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Development, Organization, Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Decision-making Processes

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry, Evaluative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum and Politics


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