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K-12 Research

Lovett HallRice University produces rigorous research on issues such as closing the socioeconomic gaps in educational achievement and attainment, urban education, teaching and learning, educational policy and STEM education.

Academic Research

Center for Education

http://centerforeducation.rice.edu 

The Center for Education conducts research on key issues in urban education, teaching and learning, and educational policy. Through the dissemination of its research findings, the Center works to assure that teachers – and the children they serve – are surrounded by a well-informed circle of public support.

Houston Education Research Consortium

http://kinder.rice.edu/herc 

Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC) is a partnership between Rice University and the Houston Independent School District that seeks to produce rigorous research for the purpose of closing the socioeconomic gaps in educational achievement and attainment in Houston.

Formal Program Evaluation

Center for College Readiness

http://www.collegeready.rice.edu 

Through its federal and state grant projects, The Center for College Readiness (CCR) is conducting formal program evaluation in order to assess the effect of high-quality teacher professional development on student achievement.

Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning

http://cttl.rice.edu 

The Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning research is focused on the power of games to enhance learning.

Rice University School Mathematics Project

http://rusmp.rice.edu 

Research at the Rice University School Mathematics Project (RUSMP) encompasses evaluation of current programs as well as explorations of more general issues relevant to teaching and learning mathematics. 

School Literacy and Culture

http://literacy.rice.edu 

The School Literacy and Culture (SLC) is conducting formal program evaluation in order to assess the effect of high-quality teacher professional development on student achievement.

Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM)

rstem.rice.edu

The Rice University Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM) supports and promotes Rice’s wide ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Houston-area school districts.