Gene V Glass

Gene V Glass
Arizona State University | ASU · Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

PhD

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August 2010 - present
University of Colorado Boulder
Position
  • Professor
August 1986 - present
Arizona State University
Position
  • Regents' Professor
June 1965 - August 1965
University of Wisconsin–Madison
Position
  • Visiting Professor

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Publications (202)
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This volume examines beliefs, claims, and myths about public and private K–12 education in the United States. Issues covered include categories of public and private schools and variations in academic performance and socioeconomic status therein; controversies surrounding school choice, including school vouchers and charter schools; accountability...
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Gene V. Glass gives examples from his personal and professional life to develop his point that although he uses rationality to persuade others to accept his evaluations, he believes most of his personal evaluations are based on emotions and responses to psychological stress. He believes that others too, if they are honest, will acknowledge that the...
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The statistical method “meta-analysis” is perhaps unique as a contribution to empirical inquiry of many types because it arose entirely within the practice of education research. In spite of its origins, meta-analysis has found its widest application and most important contributions in the field of medicine. Contrasting the success of meta-analysis...
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The 40-year history of meta-analysis is traced from the vantage point of one of its originators. Research syntheses leading to the first examples of meta-analysis are identified. Early meta-analyses of the literature on psychotherapy outcomes and school class size are recounted. The influence on the development of meta-analysis of several statistic...
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Behavioral researchers are often faced with the problem of missing observations. Experimental mortality, the loss of Ss from treatment groups, can devastate the most carefully designed and controlled experimental research. Standard textbooks in research methods or experimental design give no help to the researcher who has experienced substantial ex...
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Two of the most respected voices in education and a team of young education scholars identify 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools. With hard-hitting information and a touch of comic relief, Berliner, Glass, and their Associates separate fact from fiction in this comprehensive look at modern education reform. They explain how th...
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The present research is a follow-up study of earlier published analyses that looked at the relationship between high-stakes testing pressure and student achievement in 25 states. Using the previously derived Accountability Pressure Index (APR) as a measure of state-level policy pressure for performance on standardized tests, a series of correlation...
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Virtual schooling is a rapidly growing and, to many, an increasingly troubling phenomenon. In a decade, online education has grown from being a novelty act to an established mode of education, consisting of asynchronous, computer-mediated interaction between a teacher and students over the Internet. Although exact figures are hard to come by, onlin...
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In contrast to unregulated school choice, regulated choice programs oversee the assignment of students to schools with equity in mind. This article puts forth evidence for three claims with respect to unregulated and regulated school choice: (c) Unregulated choice plans tend to exacerbate the stratification of students along race, class, and achiev...
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This study examined the relationship between high-stakes testing pressure and student achievement across 25 states. Standardized portfolios were created for each study state. Each portfolio contained a range of documents that told the “story” of accountability implementation and impact in that state. Using the “law of comparative judgments,” over 3...
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This paper was prepared under a grant from the Carnegie Corporation to the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Fritz Mosher initiated the project, and through his involvement and conversations, saw that it was taken seriously. The Analysis Advisory Committee of NAEP, under Fred Mosteller's chairmanship, proved to be a rigorous testing grou...
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This article presents a meta-analysis of program effectiveness research on English language learners. The study includes a corpus of 17 studies conducted since Willig's earlier meta-analysis and uses Glass, McGaw, and Smith's strategy of including as many studies as possible in the analysis rather than excluding some on the basis of a priori “study...
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This article reviews the current policy context in the state of Arizona for program options for English language learners and produces a meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of bilingual education that have been conducted in the state in or after 1985. The study presents an analysis of a sample of evaluation studies (N = 4), which demonstr...
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Traditional forms of evaluating teachers (e.g., inspection of credentials, supervisor and peer observation and rating) for purposes of hiring, promotion, and salary increases have served the profession of teaching well for decades and should receive continued support in policy and practice. Newer forms of evaluation--primarily paper-and-pencil test...
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The voucher debate has been both intense and ideologically polarizing, in good part because so little is known about how voucher programs operate in practice. In The Education Gap, William Howell and Paul Peterson report new findings drawn from the most comprehensive study on vouchers conducted to date. Added to the paperback edition of this ground...
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An Arizona study examined whether charter schools contribute to the racial/ethnic segregation of students in publicly funded schools. Data included Arizona school enrollment data for 1996, 1998, and 2002; school addresses for 2002 charter schools; and other relevant information specific to charter schools, obtained from the Arizona Department of Ed...
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This article reports the existence of a large group of students identified as “non-nons,” Spanish-background school-age children living in the United States who are reported to be non-verbal in both English and Spanish, and brings the validity of the “non-non” construct into question. In particular, the authors assess the validity of the Pre- Langu...
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This document consists of articles 26 through 50 published in the electronic journal "Education Policy Analysis Archives" for the year 2002: (26) "Home Schooling in the United States: Trends and Characteristics" (Kurt J. Bauman); (27) "Mentoring Narratives ON-LINE: Teaching the Principalship" (Alison I. Griffith and Svitlana Taraban); (28) "Elm Str...
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This book describes the current state of developments in distance education and distributed learning. The volume brings together some of the leading contemporary contributors in the areas of educational technology and distance education. Topics covered include research and evaluation in distance education, online communities, faculty productivity,...
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A time series analysis of the relationship between suicide rates for several demographic groups and economic variables (unemployment, Gross National Product, and Consumer Price Index) in the United States for the period 1929 to 1992 was examined. When unemployment precedes suicide by one year, a modest relationship between unemployment and suicide...
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Among the major concerns surrounding school choice programs is their potential to stratify students along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic class. Related concerns are that they will “cream” academically talented students off the public schools. Charter schools, as schools of choice, have been targets of these same allegations. Re...
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Among the major concerns surrounding school-choice programs is their potential to stratify students along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic class. The latest among four U.S. Department of Education national evaluations of charter schools reports no evidence that charter schools are predominantly white or that they segregate studen...
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Among the criticisms of charter schools is their potential to further stratify schools along ethnic and class lines. This study addressed whether Arizona charter schools are more ethnically segregated than traditional public schools. In 1996-97, Arizona had nearly one in four of all charter schools in the United States. The analysis involved a seri...
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Do psychotherapies work? That is, do people with psychological problems get better as a result of receiving therapy? And which types of therapy work best? There are so many varieties, such as behavioural (see Lang & Lazovik, 1963, Chapter 11 of this volume), psychodynamic (see Freud, 1909, Chapter 14 of this volume), humanistic (Rogers, 1951), tran...
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Eighteen educators and scholars discuss vouchers as a means of promoting school choice and introducing competition into education. The discussion centers around the thinking of the economist Herbert Gintis, who participated in the discussion, and his notion of market socialism as it might apply to education. In 1976, Gintis published, with Samuel B...
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Numerous investigations have been conducted in reading education and science education to test the effects of various instructional interventions on misconceptions. These studies have produced disparate and inconclusive results. The purpose of this project was, therefore, to synthesize quantitatively the experimental and quasi-experimental research...
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Examines competency testing reforms in a state education agency and a local school district. Addresses linkages among reform impetus, implementation, and consequences in both sites. Identifies general issues in high stakes testing reform and highlights evaluation's role in mediating complex political, technical, and social issues. Includes 13 issue...
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The impacts of day treatment and family treatment as alternatives to adolescent placement are assessed in a longitudinal, quasi-experimental study. The development of the day treatment and family treatment programs greatly reduced the number of adolescent placements by a public county welfare agency. Substantial cost savings were associated with fa...
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A multisite investigation of local school districts and states led to the formulation of five propositions that address the nature of competency testing reforms. Two propositions address the determination of standards and examine the extent to which such procedures are affected by political and practical considerations. Another pair of propositions...
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The present investigation examined the temporal relationships between changes in coronary artery heart disease (CAHD) mortality rates from whites (1938-1980) and changes in national measures of dietary elements, tobacco consumption, alcohol consumption, and unemployment. The magnitude and latency of the causal relationships were estimated with the...
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Reports the results of a quasi-experimental evaluation of the effects of the California English-only law on public librarians' acquisition policies and attitudes toward books in Spanish for children and young adults. The results, which showed no effects, are interpreted in terms of the symbolic functions of legislation and public policy. (seven ref...
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The Department of Education’s publication What Works: Research About Teach-ing and Learning is analyzed both as a summary of research, which it purports to be, and as a political document. Its contents are alleged to represent an expression of historical conservative political philosophy and not scholarly consensus about which research findings wil...
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In order to assist decision makers in considering different approaches to improving mathematics and reading performance of elementary school children, a cost-effectiveness study was undertaken of computer-assisted instruction (CAI) and three other interven tions. In general, peer tutoring is found to be more cost-effective than CAI, and both are mo...
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Presents a response to the stress-coping meta-analysis (Matheny, et al) with comments regarding the effectiveness of the taxonomy building and the empirical work. Notes the need for reporting effectiveness of stress-coping treatment across different types of outcomes. (KS)
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School performance, delinquency rates, cost of services and time in out-of-home placement were compared for two groups of children, aged 8 to 17. The 125 comparison-group children entered out-of-home placements: residential treatment centers, group homes, foster homes, independent living quarters. The 115 experimental-group children entered service...
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a point of view: abstracted empiricism / psychology and psychometrics in 1980: the golden days / the modern testing establishment bringing measurement back to psychology: toward a solution [case study research, theoretical possibilities, psychoanalytic psychology, a "reflection on schoolboy psychology"] (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all...
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The incentive model of the effects of reward and punishment on human learning has often been researched. To estimate the relative effects of three types and three combinations of feedback on children’s discrimination learning, a meta-analysis was performed on the findings of 89 studies. In general, reward campared to punishment or to reward plus pu...
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Meta-analysis of 58 controlled studies and analysis of the claims files for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employees Plan for 1974-1978 provide mutually supporting evidence of the cost-offset effects of outpatient mental health treatment. These two complementary resources provide a powerful tool for investigating the nature of associations...
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Charges for medical services of persons covered by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees Program from 1974 through 1978 who were first diagnosed as having one of four chronic diseases in 1975 and within one year began mental health treatment (MHT) were compared with persons who also were first diagnosed as having one of these diseases in 197...
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Criticisms of the integration of psychotherapy-outcome research performed by Smith, Glass, and Miller (1980) are reviewed and answered. An attempt is made to account for the conflicting points of view in this disagreement in terms of certain issues that have engaged philosophers of science in the 20th century. It is hoped that, in passing, somethin...
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The results of 66 training studies involving the measurement of human blood lipid and lipoprotein changes over time, conducted over the last 26 yr, and representing 2925 subjects (2086 experimental and 839 control) were collected and statistically aggregated using the meta-analysis technique. Across all types of subjects, treatments, sources, and r...
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Criticisms of the integration of psychotherapy-outcome research performed by Smith, Glass, and Miller (1980) are reviewed and answered. An attempt is made to account for the conflicting points of view in this disagreement in terms of certain issues that have engaged philosophers of science in the 20th century. It is hoped that, in passing, somethin...
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A multi-institutional endeavor was initiated to integrate the findings of extant research studies directed toward the major science education research questions. The research questions were selected by a largely empirical process of identifiying the most frequently researched questions in the literature. These questions were assigned to various res...
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Most of this paper reviews three major integrative analyses -meta-analyses - of special education efficacy. The first deals with the effects of the placement of low-IQ pupils in resource rooms or full-time special education classes. The second and third look specifically at the two principal types of intervention offered in the name of differential...
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Meta-analytic techniques were applied to the data derived from the results of 26 studies that related mental health and sex roles (androgyny, masculinity, and femininity); the studies were selected through a computer search of Psychological Abstracts, 1961–1980. Findings confirm a strong, positive association between masculinity and mental health....
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A quantitative review of 34 controlled studies demonstrates that, on the average, surgical or coronary patients who are provided information or emotional support to help them master the medical crisis do better than patients who receive only ordinary care. A review of 13 studies that used hospital days post-surgery or post-heart attack as outcome i...
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The failure of common methods of research synthesis to arrive at conclusions about effectiveness of special education is discussed. Meta-analysis, the analysis of analyses, is proposed as an alternative. Results of meta-analyses in the areas of special versus regular class placement, process training, and medically-based intervention are described....
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'The current evaluation scene is marked by vitality and disorder', according to Ernest House. This book brings order to the field by examining its foundations, and criticising eight basic models, including systems analysis, the behavioural objectives approach, and the case study. House then argues for the standards of validity which he feels are ne...
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This project consists of a collection of papers regarding learning and program evaluation in early childhood education.
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