UT Dallas Education Research Center

The University of Texas at Dallas Education Research Center (UTD-ERC) facilitates education research that will benefit Texas students from pre-kindergarten to college and into the workforce by providing approved researchers access to individual-level administrative data that can be used to study the progress and performance of students, teachers and schools.

Starting with de-identified, individual-level data provided by the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Workforce Commission and National Student Clearinghouse, the UTD-ERC creates research-ready datasets that have been cleaned and documented in accordance with professional standards. Approved researchers then use these data in their investigations of topics important to informing education policy and practice.

The UTD-ERC was established in 2006, as a result of legislation passed in the 79th Texas legislative session, creating Education Research Centers whose purpose is to benefit education in Texas.


Page last updated on September 6, 2016 .