Q: What is the relationship between the UT Dallas Education Research Center and the Texas Schools Project?A: Texas Schools Project is the parent organization of the UT Dallas Education Research Center. Texas Schools Project was founded in 1992 and, in 1997, moved to The University of Texas at Dallas. In 2007, the UT Dallas Education Research Center was established at the Texas Schools Project with the inception of the Education Research Center program in Texas.

Q: What statistical packages do you support?

The Texas Schools Project maintains licenses for Stata, which is available for the use of all researchers working on approved projects. Use of the Texas Schools Project Stata license is included in the project access fees. R (along with R Studio) and Python are also available for use on our server.

At times, research projects working at the Texas Schools Project may require the use of other software not normally provided on its computing systems. The staff at the Texas Schools Project will work with researchers to address such requirements, within the capabilities of local technical expertise and computing platforms. The cost of licensing additional software in such cases is the responsibility of the research team, and, depending on the amount of support needed from the staff at the TSP, additional reimbursement may be negotiated. Such additional requirements should be clearly articulated when approaching the Texas Schools Project regarding a prospective research project.

Q: What data are available through the UT Dallas Education Research Center?

A: Over 1.5 billion data observations of individual education and workforce records for Texas students spanning nearly 30 years are available through the UT Dallas Education Research Center. For a listing of data categories, visit our Data Holdings page. To view synthetic data, visit our Documentation page.

Q: How can I gain access to the Texas Education Research Center data?

A: Visit our Conducting Research page for detailed information on gaining access to the data.

For additional questions, please contact the director.

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