Polikoff, Morgan S., Andrew C. Porter, and John Smithson, "How Well Aligned are State Assessments of Student Achievement with State Content Standards?" American Educational Research Journal, 48(August, 2011), 965-995.


Discusses the rationale for and measurement of alignment of standards and assessments; reports an empirical study of 19 states and three subject areas with respect to the extent of alignment and the nature of misalignments.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Evaluation

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Scientific/Empirical Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum Standards and Testing


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