Advancing educational instruction through research, technical assistance, and professional development


Our Mission

From translating research into practice to providing online professional development, the Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (VGC) emphasizes scientifically based research and is dedicated to improving instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students.

Dedicated to high-quality research, VGC works with The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) as combined Organized Research Units within the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin. Both centers promote academic success for students in Texas and across the nation by improving education outcomes.


Projects

Vaughn Gross Center professional development products and online forums are designed to broaden teachers' knowledge on topics related to effective, research-based reading instruction and to provide opportunities to share information on teaching reading more effectively.

Materials

Materials produced by the Vaughn Gross Center are housed in the library for The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk.

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Recent News

Second cohort of schools selected to receive on-site support from Middle School Matters Institute
September 5, 2014

Advanced Studies Magnet–Haut Gap Middle School in Johns Island, South Carolina; Robert E. Lee Middle School in San Angelo, Texas; and Walter L. Wilkinson Middle School in Mesquite, Texas, will receive Tier III support.

Bastrop ISD embraces secondary coaching support through the Texas Literacy Initiative
August 26, 2014

Coaching supports secondary teachers in incorporating reading, writing, and vocabulary instruction into all core content areas

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