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ELPS Research Centers and Institutes

Asian American Studies Center (AASC)

The AASC is an interdisciplinary academic center dedicated to the study of Asian/Asian Americans in the United States and abroad. Its mission is to generate knowledge, increase awareness and foster rich opportunities for learning about the Asian/Asian American experience.

The Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE)

CREATE is a multi-system educational research consortium focusing on issues of teacher preparation and teacher quality.  CREATE is comprised of 56 teacher education institutions across Texas.  The mission of CREATE is to improve the quality and effectiveness of teacher preparation programs in Texas universities through research and development that focuses on teacher education practices and the effects of these practices on public school improvement.  CREATE has received generous funding from a variety of sources, including the Houston Endowment, the Sid W. Richardson Foundation, and The Meadows Foundation.

The Institute for Educational Policy Research and Evaluation (IEPRE)

The Institute for Education Policy Research and Evaluation (IEPRE) at the University of Houston’s College of Education is a group of scholars and educational decision makers focused on improving P-20 education. IEPRE engages in evaluation of P-20 educational policy initiatives and translates research into evidence-based practice for decision makers, paying particular attention to the needs of historically underserved populations.  Through its research, policy evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based practice, IEPRE hopes to improve educational quality and student success from preschool through college.