This book reviews the evaluation research literature that has accumulated around 19 K-12 mathematics curricula and breaks new ground in framing an ambitious and rigorous approach to curriculum evaluation that has relevance beyond mathematics. The committee that produced this book consisted of mathematicians, mathematics educators, and methodologists who began with the following charge:
The committee collected, reviewed, and classified almost 700 studies, solicited expert testimony during two workshops, developed an evaluation framework, established dimensions/criteria for three methodologies (content analyses, comparative studies, and case studies), drew conclusions on the corpus of studies, and made recommendations for future research.
National Research Council. 2004. On Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness: Judging the Quality of K-12 Mathematics Evaluations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11025.
|1 The Challenge and the Charge||11-17|
|2 Committee Procedures and Characteristics of Studies Reviewed||18-35|
|3 Framework for Evaluating Curricular Effectiveness||36-64|
|4 Content Analysis||65-95|
|5 Comparative Studies||96-166|
|6 Case Studies and Synthesis Studies||167-184|
|7 Conclusions and Recommendations||185-205|
|Appendix A: Biographic Sketches||219-222|
|Appendix B: Bibliography of Studies Included in Committee Analysis||223-258|
|Appendix C: Outcomes Measures||259-260|
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