Our Mission

The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk (MCPER) is dedicated to generating, disseminating, and supporting the implementation of empirically validated, evidence-based practices to significantly affect student outcomes and support 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.

Our Reach

MCPER serves students, educators, and families throughout the nation. To explore the scope of our projects across Texas, see our Texas District Map.
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Library

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.

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Research to Practice

MCPER translates research findings into easy-to-understand tools and resources that policymakers, administrators, and all educators can use.

10 Key Series

The latest research findings are distilled into concise top 10 lists of the most important things that should be in place in every school.

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.

Recent News

Project AIM is recruiting schools for 2019–2020 school year
March 22, 2019

Sixth-grade mathematics intervention classes are needed for algebra-readiness intervention study

New report examines best practices for identifying specific learning disabilities
January 30, 2019

Texas Center for Learning Disabilities publication is now available for download

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Upcoming Events

June 18 to June 20, 2019
RTI Leadership Institute

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