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Dr. Toste PI on New $1.9 Million IES Grant

Updated: May 20, 2023

Dr. Toste is thrilled to announce a newly awarded Institute of Education Sciences $1.9 million Development grant with her colleague Dr. Karrie Shogren (Co-PI) at the University of Kansas, as well as co-investigators Dr. Sheida Raley (KU) and Dr. Greg Roberts (UT Austin). Over the next 4 years, they will develop and test the Self-Determined Learning Model of Instruction for Reading for students with or at-risk for reading disability. Despite calls to address self-determination in the elementary years, research has primarily focused on secondary students until now. They will adapt the evidence-based SDLMI ( in the context of intensive word reading intervention for 4th & 5th graders. The SDLMI-Reading will focus on instruction to support self-regulated goal attainment and motivation to more effectively engage students with persistent reading challenges in the learning process – and ultimately, improve both their self-determination and reading achievement.

Learn more about the new project here.


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