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

MCPER executive director, resource featured in The Dallas Morning News
May 7, 2021

Story about quick, informal assessments to combat the "COVID slide" quotes Sharon Vaughn and links to 10 Key Policies and Practices for Reading Intervention

UT Austin spotlights MCPER’s Precision Math project
May 4, 2021

Project aims to close the gap and promote greater diversity, equity, and inclusion for multilingual students in early STEM

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