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.


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 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

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.

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Upcoming Events

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

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