Dr. Toste is principal investigator (PI) on a newly awarded R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development. This award will total almost $3 million across five years (2023-2028). Dr. Toste will lead the project, titled An Integrated Data Approach to Exploring Racial Differences in Reading Intervention Effectiveness, with her colleagues Drs. Jessica Logan (Co-I) from Vanderbilt University, Sara Hart (Co-I) from Florida State University, and Endia Lindo (Co-I) from Texas Christian University.
Integrating Data to Advance Reading Evidence (IDARE) will explore racial differences in the effectiveness of supplemental reading interventions that provide intensive, targeted support to students with or at-risk for reading disability (RD). To date, the paucity of studies that disaggregate findings by student race make it impossible to know whether reading interventions deemed evidence-based are generalizable and valid for Black students. IDARE will further identify characteristics of students, interventions, and outcomes that explain potential differential response to reading intervention for Black students as compared to their White peers. This project will advance our understanding of the persistent disparities in reading achievement between Black and White students and potential sources of individual difference for these groups.
Learn more about this funded project here.