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Knowledge Bites

MCPER produces a series of podcasts and blogs, in which researchers discuss recent findings in their field and how these findings are important to practice.

Recent Podcasts

Education Research Matters

Hosted on the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities site, the Education Research Matters monthly series features researchers translating important, current research into nonacademic language for practitioners in the field.

Middle Grades Research Digest

Developed by the Middle School Matters Institute, the Middle Grades Research Digest focuses on evidence-based principles and practices from both researcher and practitioner perspectives.

Our Mission

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating, disseminating, and supporting the implementation of empirically validated practices to influence educators, researchers, policymakers, families, and other stakeholders who strive to improve academic, behavioral, and social outcomes for all learners.

Created in the spring of 2008 with a major commitment from the Meadows Foundation of Dallas, MCPER is a collaboration of researchers from multiple disciplines and sites, including the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts in The University of Texas at Austin College of Education.

Recent News

Mathematics Institute researchers and colleagues publish three articles
April 22, 2014

Papers to appear in Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Behavioral Education, and Remedial and Special Education.

MSMI staff to present at GradNation Summit, International Reading Association Conference
April 18, 2014

Christy Murray to serve as panelist at Building a GradNation Summit, and Jacob Williams to lead roundtable at International Reading Association Annual Conference.

Three MCPER staff members to receive UT Staff Service Awards
April 10, 2014

Congratulations and thank you to Pamela Bell, Theresa Clarke, and Carlos Treviño, who will be recognized in May for their many years of service.

Mathematics Institute publishes article on using the Good Behavior Game to reduce off-task behavior
March 24, 2014

“Effects of the Good Behavior Game on Classwide Off-Task Behavior in a High School Basic Algebra Resource Classroom” will appear in an upcoming print version of the journal Behavior Modification.

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Upcoming Events

July 30, 2014 9:00am-4:00pm
RTI Institute in Fort Worth, TX

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