SPEaR Scholarship

Research conducted using data collected through SPEaR evaluation activities

Publications

Frey, B., Lohmeier, J.H., Lee, S.W. & Tollefson, N. (2006). Measuring collaboration among grant partners. American Journal of Evaluation, 27(3). 383-392.

Frey, B.B., Lee, S.W., Tollefson, N., Pass, L. & Massengill, D. (2005). Balanced literacy in an urban school district. Journal of Educational Research, 98(5), 272-280. View PDF

Schmitt, V.L, Frey, B.B., Dunham, M. & Carmen, C.  (2007).  A multi-study examination of the validity of a risk and protective factor model for adolescent drug and alcohol use, Middle Grades Research Journal, 2, 2, 1-17.

Tollefson, N., Lee, S.W. & Webber, L. (2001). The consistency of systematic classroom observations in urban schools. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service NO. ED 457155). View PDF

Conference Papers & Presentations

Alanazi, A., Niileksela, C., Lee, S.W., Frey, B. & Nong, A. (2017, November). Predictive study of learners’ perceived performance in higher education online learning environments. Paper presented at the EDSIG Conference on Information Systems and Computing Education (EDSIGCON), Austin, TX. 

Chang-Rios, K., Schmitt, V., Lohmeier, J. (2006, November). Training new evaluators: The professional experience model (PEM). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR. 

Dreiling, H., Chang-Rios, K., Lohmeier, J., & Lee, S.W. (2006, November). Evaluating implementation fidelity of a research-based drug prevention program. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Fister, E.L., Lee S.W. & Frey B. (2013, November). Evaluation of the Spontaneous Writing Subtests of the Test of Written Language – Fourth Edition (TOWL-4). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Washington DC.

Frey, B.B., Lohmeier, J.H. & Lee, S.W. (2006, April). Development of the Levels of Collaboration Scale: A new instrument for evaluating collaboration among stakeholders. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco.

Frey, B.B., Lohmeier, J.H., Lee, S.W., Tollefson, N. & Johanning, M.L. (2004). Measuring change in collaboration among school safety partners. In D. L. White (Ed), Persistently Safe Schools: Proceedings of the National Conference of the Hamilton Fish Institute on School and Community Violence (pp. 63-72). Washington, D.C.: George Washington University. View PDF

Frey, B.B., Lee, S.W., Tollefson, N., Pass, L. & Massengill, D. (2004, November). Evaluating balanced literacy in an urban school district: A triangulation strategy. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA.

Frey, B.B., Schmitt, V., Chang-Rios, K. & Lohmeier, J.H. (2006, November). Consequential validity of norm-referenced indices in school evaluation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Frey, B.B., Schmitt, V.L. & Lohmeier, J.H. (2005, October).  Building a valid and reliable index of school safety.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Toronto, Canada.

Lee, S.W., Fister, E., & Allen, A. (2009, November). The role of faculty academic and social support in the achievement and retention of minority college students. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando Florida.

Lee, S.W., Lohmeier, J.H., & Schmitt,V.L.  (2005, October).  A judgment-based approach to measuring school readiness.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Toronto, Canada. View PDF

Lee, S.W., Lohmeier, J.H., Frey, B.B. & Tollefson, N. (2004, November). Facilitating university research through program evaluation: The Research Evaluation Model (REM). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA. View PDF

Lee, S.W., Lopez, S., Lohmeier, J.H, & Eagle, J. (2007, May). Educators' perceptions of mental health needs and services in rural schools. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Lee, S.W., & Shaftel, J. (2007, March). Measuring Students' Problem Behaviors and Assets at the Classroom Level. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. New York, New York.

Lee, S.W., Shaftel, J., & Raad, J. (2006, November). Evaluating the problem behaviors and assets of students at the classroom level. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Lee, S.W., & Shaftel, J.S. (2004, August). The classroom behavior and asset scale-teachers. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HA.

Lee, S.W., Tollefson, N., & Kibler, J. (2002, February). Classroom interactions in urban schools: A descriptive study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Chicago. View PDF

Lohmeier, J.H.  (2005, October).  Teaching evaluation to stakeholders: Utilizing the student-teacher relationship as an outside evaluator.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Toronto, Canada. View PDF

Lohmeier, J.H., & Chang-Rios, K. (2006, November). Evaluating implementation fidelity of a research based drug prevention program.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR. View PDF

Lohmeier, J., & Lee, S.W. (2006, November). Considering the consequences of providing evaluation data for sustainability purposes. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Lohmeier, J.H. & Lee, S.W. (2007, November). What do stakeholders learn about program evaluation when their programs are being evaluated? Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Baltimore, MD.

Lohmeier, J., & Lee, S.W. (2009, November). Evaluating change in interdisciplinary collaboration. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Orlando Florida.

Lohmeier, J.H. & Lee, S.W. (2010, November). Assessing the effectiveness of a school connectedness scale for evaluation. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, San Antonio, TX. View PDF

Lohmeier, J.H. & Raad, J. (2007). Evaluating Selection Criteria for an Urban Magnet School.  Presented at The American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Lohmeier, J.H., Schmitt, V., Frey, B.B. & Lee, S.W. (2007, May). Predicting adolescent drug involvement attitudes using an index of attitude towards conflict. Presented to the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Massengill, D., Frey, B.B., Lee, S.W., Tollefson, N., & Pass, L. (2004, May). An urban school district's implementation of balanced literacy. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association. Reno, NV. View PDF

Parker, M., Lee, S. W., & Lohmeier, J. H.   (March 2008) Developing a Common Language for School Connectedness:  Development of the School Connectedness Scale (SCS).  Accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the American Education Research Association, March 2008, New York, NY.

Raad, J., Lohmeier, J.H. & Lee, S.W. (2007, August). Effectiveness of a manualized school transition program: A two-year study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Schmitt, V.L., Dunham, M., Carman, C. & Frey, B.B. (2005, October).  Validity of the risk and protective factor model.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Toronto, Canada. Paper (PDF) Presentation (PDF)

Schmitt, V., Frey, B.B., Chang-Rios, K. & Lohmeier, J.H. (2006, November). Unintended consequences of using indices in a Safe Schools, Healthy Students evaluation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Portland, OR.

Schmitt, V.L, Lee, S.W., Lohmeier, J., Frey, B.B., and Bennett, E. (2008, April). Evaluating the teacher's role in early literacy development: Understanding the relationship between teacher beliefs, the classroom literacy environment and students' early literacy outcomes.  Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York.

Conference Workshops

Frey, B.B. & Lohmeier, J.H. (2004, November). Evaluating collaboration using pictures and numbers. Demonstration workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Atlanta, GA. View PDF

Lee, S.W. (2003, February). Action research: Increasing accountability and improving data-based decision-making. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists. Toronto. View PDF


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