Horn, Jim, and Denise Wilburn, The Mismeasure of Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2013.
Describes recent history of assessment in educational policy and practice; reviews research on testing and accountability schemes in the US and argues that sound research does not support present policies and practices; provides as a case study Tennessee's value-added assessment model which is extensively analyzed and critiqued: offers several recommendations for changing from using high-stakes testing to more helpful formative assessment policies and practices.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Policies and Policy Making, Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry
Type of Study
Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Curriculum and Politics, Government Role in Educational Research & Development, Student Assessment
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