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Executive Director, VGC
Associate Director, MCPER
Director, Dropout Prevention Institute

Research Projects and Grants

  • Research and Development Center on Learning Disabilities (LD Center Core B, C, & P1), National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2011-2016, $4,691,587
  • Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities - Model Demonstration Projects for English Learners With or At Risk of Having a Disability (Elite), Office of Special Education Projects, 2012-2015, $1,600,000
  • Communities in Schools (CIS), Texas Education Agency, 2010-2012, $100,000
  • Preventing School Dropout with Secondary Students: The Implementation of an Individualized Reading Intervention and Dropout Prevention Intervention (Secondary), Institute of Education Sciences, 2010-2014, $2,017,289
  • End of Course Examinations (EoC), Texas Education Agency, 2009-2013, $967,270
  • Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (Core C), Texas Education Agency, 2008-2012, $775,036

*MCPER projects

Boards, Committees, and Associations

  • National Planning Committee, National Summit for Response to Intervention
  • Board of Directors, Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts
  • Board of Directors, Capital School of Austin
  • Member, American Educational Research Association, American Evaluation Association, American Psychological Association, Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness

Representative Publications

Roberts, G., Fletcher, J. M., Stuebing, K. K., Barth, A. E., Vaughn, S. (2013). Treatment effects for adolescent struggling readers: An application of moderated mediation, Learning and Individual Differences, 23, 10-21. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2012.09.008.

Wanzek, J., & Roberts, G. (2012). Reading interventions with varying instructional emphases for fourth graders with reading difficulties. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 35(2), 90-101. doi: 10.1177/0731948711434047.

Fall, A.-M., & Roberts, G. (2011). High school dropouts: Interactions between the social context, self perceptions, and school engagement. Journal of Adolescence. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2011.11.004.

Bryant, D. P., Bryant, B. R., Roberts, G., Vaughn, S., Hughes Pfannenstiel, K., Porterfield, J., & Gersten, R. (2011). Early numeracy intervention program for first-grade students with mathematics difficulties. Exceptional Children, 78(1), 7-23.

Roberts, G., & Bryant, D. P. (2011). Early mathematics achievement trajectories: English language learner and native English speaker estimates using the early childhood longitudinal survey. Developmental Psychology, 47(4), 916-930.