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Gary Troia

 Associate Professor
  Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education
 Ph.D., University of Maryland
 343 Erickson
 517-432-8298
Gary Troia is an associate professor of special education. His research interests include the connections between oral language and literacy in typical and atypical learners, writing assessment and instruction, and teacher professional development in literacy. His recent work involves examining alignment between states' content standards and assessment frameworks in writing and how alignment between these influences writing outcomes and enables students to meet postsecondary writing expectations. He also is examining predictors of writing quality within a multi-level linguistic framework to help researchers and educators develop better measurement tools for writing.

Areas of Expertise:

Active Grants:

  • U.S. Department of Education
    The Development and Validation of the Inventory of Phonological Awareness using Alternative Responses (IPAAR): An Assessment of Phonological Awareness Appropriate for Children with Speech Production Difficulties
  • U.S. Department of Education
    Fourth and Fifth Graders’ Growth in Writing Knowledge, Motivation, and Performance: The Influence of Teacher Instruction and Assessment Practices in the Context of Common Core State Standards and Aligned Assessments