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Curricular Coherence in Assessment Design

by Lorrie A. Shepard - 2004

In this commentary, I argue that coherence in assessment design cannot be achieved without an agreed-upon curriculum and that this shared curriculum is a tall order, requiring much more substantive elaboration and congruence than is necessarily implied by the currently popular term alignment.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 103. No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 106 Number 14, 2004, p. 239-249
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18593, Date Accessed: 4/15/2021 10:39:20 PM

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  • Lorrie Shepard
    University of Colorado, Boulder
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    LORRIE A. SHEPARD is professor of education and chair of the Research and Evaluation Methodology program area of the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is also currently serving as dean of the School of Education.
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