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.
MCPER-produced materials are posted in our Library. The Library is updated continually, so visit it often to explore MCPER’s newest materials. Materials are also posted on relevant Institute and Project pages.
Research activities at MCPER are organized into seven institutes, through which institute fellows collaborate with MCPER:
The Projects page details the research, technical assistance, evaluation, and professional development projects under way at MCPER, including the following featured projects:
Seven Texas schools and one Pennsylvania school will receive expert guidance at the first annual MSMI Summer Conference.
Sarojani Mohammed, Christy Murray, and Sharon Vaughn of the Middle School Matters Institute congratulate the George W. Bush Institute on the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Wong will present from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on May 9 in the Dean's Lounge (SZB 238).
MCPER’s Jacob Williams completes doctoral degree
April 19, 2013
Jacob Williams becomes MCPER's newest doctor.