Bruce B. Frey, Ph.D.

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-9706
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 643
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


Summary

Bruce Frey, Ph.D. was trained at the University of Kansas in the areas of statistics, measurement and research design. His areas of research include classroom assessment, instrument development and program evaluation. Dr. Frey is the author of several books, including Statistics Hacks and Modern Classroom Assessment. He co-edited the Encyclopedia of Research Design. In terms of measurement instruments, Dr. Frey is a co-author of the widely used Levels of Collaboration Scale (utilized in program evaluations) and the Spirituality Index of Well-Being. Dr. Frey has won many teaching awards at the School and University level, including the ING Professor of Excellence Award, given annually by the University of Kansas to a faculty member for outstanding performance in the classroom and commitment to the profession.

Dr. Frey specializes in classroom assessment, evaluation methodology, and spirituality index of well-being.

Education

Ph.D., Quantitative Methods in Educational Psychology and Research, University of Kansas

B.G.S., Film Studies, University of Kansas

Teaching

Courses:

EPSY 715:Understanding Research in Education

EPSY 720:Educational Measurement in the Classroom

EPSY 803:Computer Applications for Statistical Analyses

EPSY 822:Educational Scales, Questionnaires, and Sampling

EPSY 902:Research Methodology in Education

EPSY 903:Computer Applications for Statistical Analyses

Selected Publications

Frey, B. B. (2015). There's a Stat for That!, Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Frey, B. B., Ellis, J. D., Bulgren, J. A., Craig-Hare, J. & Ault, M. (2015). Development of a test of scientific argumentation. Electronic Journal of Science Education, 19(4), 1-18.

Ault, M. Craig-Hare, J. Frey, B. B., Ellis, J. & Bulgren, J. (2015). The effectiveness of Reason Racer, a game designed to engage middle school students in scientific argumentation . Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 47(1), 21-40.

Frey, B. (2014). 100 Questions and Answers about Tests and Measurement, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Noonan, P. M., Gaumer-Erickson, A. S., McCall, Z. Frey, B. B., & Zheng, C. (2014). Evaluating change in interagency collaboration of a state-level interagency education team: a social network approach within a utilization-focused framework
. Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability [18748597], 26(3), 301-331. DOI:10.1007/S11092-014-9193-2

Frey, B. B. (2013). Modern classroom assessment, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ault, M. (2013). Peer-Scored Communication in Online Environments (2014). Patent Pending: 13KU035L-01. Filed with US Patent Office and the Kansas University Center for Technology Commercialization. .

Ng, J. Skorupski, W. P., Frey, B. B., & Wolf-Wendel, L. (2013). ACES: A valid and reliable instrument to assess faculty support of diversity goals. Research and Practice in Assessment, 8(Winter), 29-41.

Mellard, D. F., Frey, B. B., & Woods, K. L. (2013). School-wide student outcomes of response to intervention frameworks. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal on RTI, 10(2), 17-32.

Frey, B. B., Schmitt, V. L., & Allen, J. P. (2012). Defining authentic classroom assessment. Practical Assessment, Research and Evaluation, 17(4a), 1-18.

Peter, L. Markham, P. & Frey, B. B. (2012). Preparing teachers for success with language minority students: Challenges and opportunities for university TESOL educators. The Teacher Educator, 47(4), 302-327.

Frey, B. B., & Edwards, L. M. (2011). Strong words or moderate words: A comparison of the reliability and validity of responses on attitude scales. Psychology, 2(1), 199-202.

Ault, M. Hare, J. C., Frey, B. B., & Tiemann, G. (2011). Use of targeted games to support instruction. Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, 2011(1).

Salkind, N. J., Frey, B. B., & Dougherty, D. M. (Assoc. Eds.) (Eds.). (2010). Encyclopedia of research design (N. J. Salkind, B. B. Frey, & D. M. (Assoc. Eds.) Dougherty, Eds.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Frey, B. B. (2010). Duncan’s Multiple Range Test. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Frey, B. B. (2010). Multiple treatment interference. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Frey, B. B. (2010). Ratings. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Frey, B. B. (2010). Reactive arrangements. In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Morningstar, M. E., Frey, B. B., Noonan, P. Ng, J. Clavenna-Deane, B. Graves, P. Kellems, R. McCall, Z. Pearson, M. Bjorkman Wade, D. & Williams-Diehm, W. (2010). A preliminary investigation of the relationship of transition preparation and self-determination for students with disabilities in postsecondary educational settings. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 33(2), 80-94.

Frey, B. B., & Schmitt, V. L. (2010). Teachers’ classroom assessment practices. Middle Grades Research Journal, 5(3), 107-117.

Frey, B. B. (2010). The science of classroom assessment. Teaching Matters, 14(1).

Schmitt, V. L., Frey, B. B., Dunham, M. & Carmen, C. (2009). A multi-study examination of the validity of a risk and protective factor model for adolescent drug and alcohol use. In D. Hough (Ed.), Middle grades research: Exemplary studies linking theory to practice (pp. 67-82). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Lohmeier, J. H., Schmitt, V. L., & Frey, B. B. (2009). The relationship between attitude towards conflict and drug involvement attitudes. In D. Hough (Ed.), Middle grades research: Exemplary studies linking theory to practice (pp. 187-201). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Benitez, D. T., Morningstar, M. E., & Frey, B. B. (2009). A multistate survey of special education teachers' perceptions of their transition competencies. Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 32, 6-16.

Carr, W. D., Frey, B. B., & Swann, E. (2009). Development of the online assessment of athletic training education (OAATE) instrument. Athletic Training Education Journal, 4(2), 66-69.

Carr, W. D., Swann, E. & Frey, B. B. (2009). Satisfaction and importance factors in athletic training. Athletic Training Education Journal, 4(3), 104-108.

Oeth, J. Lee, S. & Frey, B. (2009). Evaluation report: Kansas Character Education Initiative. Kansas Department of Education.

Lohmeier, J. H., Schmitt, V. L., & Frey, B. B. (2008). The relationship between attitude towards conflict and drug involvement attitudes. Middle Grades Research Journal, 3(4), 73-87.

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.

Frey, B. B., & Schmitt, V. L. (2007). Coming to terms with classroom assessment. Journal of Advanced Academics, 18(3), 402-423.

Frey, B. (2006). Statistics hacks, Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media.

Frey, B. 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. (2006). Evaluation of Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Implementation Project (KECCS), 1st Quarter, Year 1. Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Frey, B. B., & Lee, S. W. (2006). Evaluation of Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Implementation Project (KECCS), 2nd Quarter, Year 1. Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Frey, B. B., & Lee, S. W. (2006). Evaluation of Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Implementation Project (KECCS), 3rd Quarter, Year 1. Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Frey, B. B., Lee, S. W., & Oeth, J. (2006). Evaluation of Kansas Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Implementation Project (KECCS), 4th Quarter, Year 1. Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Lohmeier, J. H., Lee, S. W., & Frey, B. B. (2006). Final evaluation report for the Safe Schools, Healthy Students initiative. Lawrence Public Schools.

Frey, B. B. (2005). Standard deviation. In S. Wayne Lee (Ed.), Encyclopedia of school psychology. New York City: Macmillan.

Frey, B. B. (2005). Standard error of measurement. In S. W. Lee (Ed.), Encyclopedia of school psychology. New York City: Macmillan.

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.

Friedman-Nimz, R. O'Brien, B. & Frey, B. B. (2005). Examining our foundations: Implications for gifted education research. Roeper Review, 28(1), 45-52.

Frey, B. B., Petersen, S. E., Edwards, L. M., Pedrotti, J. T., & Peyton, V. D. (2005). Item-writing rules: Collective wisdom. Teaching and Teacher Education, 21, 357-364.

Frey, B. B., Daaleman, T. P., & Peyton, V. D. (2005). Measuring a dimension of spirituality for health research: Validity of the Spirituality Index of Well-Being. Research on Aging, 27, 556-577.

Lohmeier, J. H., Lee, S. W., & Frey, B. B. (2005). Year 3 Evaluation report for the Safe Schools, Healthy Students initiative. Lawrence Public Schools.

Pewewardy, C. D., & Frey, B. B. (2004). American Indian students’ perceptions of racial climate, multicultural support services and ethnic fraud at a predominantly white university. Journal of American Indian Education, 43(1), 32-60.

Frey, B. B., Pedrotti, J. T., Edwards, L. M., & McDermott, D. (2004). Cognitive spirituality and hope in Catholic high school students. Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice, 7(4), 479-491.

Daaleman, T. P., & Frey, B. B. (2004). The Spirituality Index of Well-Being: A new instrument for health-related quality of life research. Annals of Family Medicine, 2(5), 499-503.

Kuphal, K. E., Potteiger, J. A., Frey, B. B., & Hise, M. P. (2004). Validation of a single-day maximal lactate steady state assessment protocol in trained runners. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 44(2), 132-140.

Lohmeier, J. H., Lee, S. W., & Frey, B. B. (2004). Evaluation report for the Safe Schools, Healthy Students initiative. Year 2. Lawrence Public Schools.

Smith, S. J., Frey, B. B., & Tollefson, N. (2003). A collaborative cohort approach to teacher education: Modeling inclusive practices. Action in Teacher Education, 25(1), 55-61.

Lohmeier, J. H., Lee, S. W., Frey, B. B., Tollefson, N. & Bailey, J. (2003). Evaluation report for the Safe Schools, Healthy Students Initiative, Year 1. Lawrence Public Schools.

Thurmond, V. A., Wambach, K. Connors, H. R., & Frey, B. B. (2002). Evaluation of student satisfaction: Determining the impact of a web-based environment by controlling for student characteristics. American Journal of Distance Education, 16(3), 169-189.

Hohn, R. L., & Frey, B. B. (2002). Heuristic training and performance in elementary mathematical problem solving. Journal of Educational Research, 95(6), 374-380.

Pewewardy, C. D., & Frey, B. B. (2002). Surveying the landscape: Perceptions of multicultural support services and racial climate at a predominantly white university. Journal of Negro Education, 71(1/2), 77-95.

Daaleman, T. P., Frey, B. B., Wallace, D. & Studenski, S. A. (2002). The Spirituality Index of Well-Being: Development and testing of a new measure. Journal of Family Medicine, 51(11), 952.

Lee, S. W., Tollefson, N. & Frey, B. (2002). Evaluation of the Balanced Literacy Program in Kansas City, Missouri School District 2001-2002. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Lee, S. W., Tollefson, N. Frey, B. & Pass, L. (2002). Interim report for the Balanced Literacy Program evaluation. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Lee, S. W., Tollefson, N. Frey, B. & Pass, L. (2002). Year-end implementation report for the Balanced Literacy Program evaluation. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Okuyemi, K. & Frey, B. (2001). Describing and predicting frequent users of an emergency department. Journal of Association for Academic Minority Physicians, 12(1), 119-123.

Koch, A. J., Potteiger, J. A., Chan, M. A., Benedict, S. H., & Frey, B. B. (2001). Minimal influence of carbohydrate ingestion on the immune response following acute resistance exercise. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Related Metabolism, 11(2), 149-161.

Daaleman, T. P., Cobb, A. K., & Frey, B. B. (2001). Spirituality and well-being: An exploratory study of the patient perspective. Social Science and Medicine, 53(11), 119-127.

Gessert, C. E., Moiser, M. C., Brown, E. F., & Frey, B. (2000). Tube feeding in nursing home residents with severe and irreversible cognitive impairment. Journal of the American Geriatric Society,(December), 1593-1600.

Tollefson, N. Frey, B. Englebrick, L. & Sloop, S. (2000). Evaluation of a field-based experimental program in the fifth year of an initial teacher preparation program. University of Kansas, School of Education.

Frey, B. (2000). Report on the Graduate Student Survey- 1998 and 2000. Prepared for the University of Kansas School of Education Council for Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic Minorities.

Daaleman, T. P., & Frey, B. B. (1999). (Response to) Research on spirituality: Dangerous and deceptive ground? Journal of Family Practice, 48(7), 501-503.

Daaleman, T. P., & Frey, B. (1999). Spiritual and religious beliefs and practices of family physicians: A national survey. Journal of Family Practice, 48(2), 98-103.

Frey, B. B., & Daaleman, T. P. (1999). Toward a patient-centered measure of spirituality. Behavioral Measurements Letter, 6(2), 1-3.

Daaleman, T. P., & Frey, B. (1998). Prevalence and patterns of physician referral to clergy and pastoral care providers
. Archives of Family Medicine, 7, 548-553.

Daaleman, T. P., & Frey, B. (1998). Association between spirituality and health hard to measure. Family Medicine, 30(7), 470-471

Frey, B. (1998). Choosing Primary Care: Predicting Career Choice Using University of Kansas School of Medicine Student Data. Prepared for University of Kansas Medical School, Office of Primary Care.

Frey, B. (1998). Effectiveness of the Primary Care Summer Mentor Program. University of Kansas Medical School, Office of Primary Care.

Frey, B. (1998). Evaluation of the Office of Primary Care’s Rural Health Weekend. Kansas University Medical School, Office of Primary Care.

Frey, B. (1998). Relationship Between Incoming Academic Measures and Medical School Performance. Prepared for University of Kansas Medical School, Office of Admissions.

Frey, B. (1998). Reliability of Kansas University School of Medicine Admission Selection Process. Prepared for University of Kansas Medical School, Office of Primary Care.

Frey, B. (1997). Evaluation of the New Paths’ Children’s Wellness Project. Northern Cheyenne Boys and Girls Club. Lame Deer, Montana.

Frey, B. (1996). Acceptability of Methodology Used in the Florida Prevention Needs Assessment Study. Prepared for Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.

Frey, B. (1996). Evaluation of Continuing Alcohol Responsibility Education Server Training. Bureau of Traffic Safety, Kansas Department of Transportation.

Frey, B. (1996). Evaluation of the Blue Valley Laptop Project. USD 229- Blue Valley School District, Olathe, Kansas.

Frey, B. (1996). Evaluation of the Youth Alcohol Media Campaign. Kansas Department of Transportation Office of Traffic Safety.

Frey, B. (1996). Report on the Northern Cheyenne Risk Focused Prevention Survey: 1995 and 1996. Prepared for Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation, Lame Deer, Montana.

Frey, B. (1995). Appropriateness of County-Level Synthetic Estimation for the Florida Prevention Needs
Assessment
. Prepared for Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services.

Frey, B. (1995). Interaction of Risk and Resiliency. Prepared for Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Frey, B. (1995). Media Campaign Telephone Survey, Phase 1. Prepared for Kansas Youth Alcohol Media Campaign.

Frey, B. (1995). Media Campaign Telephone Survey, Phase 2. Prepared for Kansas Youth Alcohol Media Campaign.

Frey, B. (1995). Relationship Between Number of Risk Factors, Number of Resiliency Factors and Levels of Drug Involvement. Prepared for Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

Frey, B. (1995). Report on the Effectiveness of Kansas Department of Corrections’ Education, Vocational, Substance Abuse & Sex Offenders Programs. Kansas Department of Corrections.

Frey, B. (1995). Report on Treatment Evaluation of an Intervention for Sex Offenders. Kansas Sex Offender Treatment Program.

Frey, B. (1995). Resiliency and Morals. Prepared for Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association.

Frey, B. (1994). Measurement Properties of DCCCA School Student Survey: Risk Assessment/ Risk Reduction Traffic Safety. Prepared for DCCCA Evaluation Services.

Frey, B. (1994). Profile of Adolescent Drinking Drivers and their Passengers. Prepared for Kansas Youth Alcohol Media Campaign.

Frey, B. (1994). Psychological/Behavioral Profile of 17 – 25 Year Olds Arrested for Drunk Driving. Prepared for Kansas Youth Alcohol Media Campaign.

Frey, B. (1994). Report on the Alcohol Safety Action Project Management Survey. Prepared for Kansas Department of Transportation.

Frey, B. (1994). Rural Vs. Urban Drunk Drivers. Prepared for Kansas Youth Alcohol Media Campaign.

Frey, B. (1994). Typical Adolescent Drinking Drivers. Prepared for Kansas Youth Alcohol Media Campaign.

Frey, B. (1993). Test Bank to Accompany Using Lotus 1-2-3. New York: Macmillan.

Frey, B. (1993). Test Bank to Accompany Using Paradox for Windows. New York: Macmillan.

Frey, B. (1993). Test Bank to Accompany Using WordPerfect for Windows. New York: Macmillan.

Frey, B. (1992). Test Bank to Accompany Using Windows. New York: Macmillan.


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