Education Policy Research
Our staff specialize in combining qualitative and quantitative research methods to conduct analysis on education policy. The ERC provides quality, timely reports designed to inform and assist with various stakeholders regarding policy decisions. The ERC has conducted policy analysis and impact evaluations for private and public agencies working to identify effectiveness and impact of policies, as well as areas to improve quality or efficiency of programs.
The ERC is researching what is and is not working for both students and teachers in our schools. Our research includes evaluating controversial programs, such as the influence and effect on academic achievement by charter schools in Texas. The ERC’s policy research also includes working with non-profit organization, United Way of Houston to assess the impact of United Way’s Urban Education Initiative on children and youth they serve in Houston, TX.