Measuring Content & Alignment

Porter, A.C. & Polikoff, M.S. (in press). The Role of State Student Achievement Tests in Standards-Based Reform.  Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis.

Porter, A.C., Polikoff, M.S. and Smithson, J. (2009). Is there a de facto national intended curriculum?  Evidence from state content standards. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 31(3), 238-268.

Porter, A.C., & Polikoff, M.S. (2009). National curriculum. In T.L. Good (Ed.), 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook, (pp. 434-442). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Porter, A.C., Polikoff, M.S., Zeidner, T., & Smithson J. (2008). The Quality of Content Analyses of State Student Achievement Tests and Content Standards. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 27(4), 2-14.

Porter, A.C., Smithson, J.L., Blank, R. & Zeidner, T. (2007). Alignment as a Teacher Variable. Applied Measurement in Education, Vol. 20 (1) 27-51

Porter, A. C. (2006). Curriculum assessment. In J. L. Green, G. Camilli, & P. B. Elmore (Eds.), Complementary methods for research in education (3rd edition). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

Porter, A. C., & Smithson, J. L. (2004). From policy to practice: The evolution of one approach to describing and using curriculum data. In M. Wilson (Ed.), Towards coherence between classroom assessment and accountability, NSSE Yearbook 103:2. Chicago, IL: The National Society for the Study of Education.

Porter, A. C. (2002, October). Measuring the content of instruction: Uses in research and practice. Educational Researcher 31(7), 3-14.

Porter, A. C., & Smithson, J. L. (2001). Are content standards being implemented in the classroom? A methodology and some tentative answers. In S. H. Fuhrman (Ed.), From the capitol to the classroom: Standards-based reform in the states—One hundredth yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, Part II (pp. 60-80). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Porter, A., & Smithson, J. (2001). Defining, developing, and using curriculum indicators. Research Report Series RR-048. Philadelphia, PA: Consortium for Policy Research in Education, University of Pennsylvania.

Blank, R. K., Porter, A., & Smithson, J. (2001, July). New tools for analyzing teaching, curriculum and standards in mathematics and science. Results from Survey of Enacted Curriculum Project. (Final Report to the National Science Foundation on Contract No. REC98-03080). Washington, DC: Council of Chief State School Officers.

Porter, A. C., & Smithson, J. L. (1995, November; 2nd edition 1997, April). Enacted curriculum survey items catalogue: Middle school and high school mathematics and science. Madison: Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Porter, A. C. (1989). A curriculum out of balance : The case of elementary school mathematics. Educational Researcher 18(5), 9-15. (Also Research Series No. 191, East Lansing: Michigan State University, Institute for Research on Teaching.)