The Houston Education Research Consortium is a research-practice partnership between the Kinder Institute and 11 Houston-area school districts to guide data-driven, equity-minded policy. HERC uses a jointly developed research agenda that involves both researchers and school district leaders working together on critical issues to improve educational equity. The research center follows a long-term, rather than project-based, collaboration to solve longstanding problems with a focus on informing decision-makers directly.
This brief examines the middle and high school outcomes of long-term English speakers in the Houston region, with a specific focus on how the timing of reclassification was associated with academic achievement and school engagement.
This study examined the availability and access to Career and Technical Education programs in HISD.
HISD's 2021 student needs survey measured student needs across five categories: health, mental health, basic needs, home learning environment, and enrichment activities.
This report proposes alternative definitions for student continuous enrollment. It also looks at the relationship between continuous enrollment and performance.
This brief serves as the fourth, and final, study in a series examining pre-K access for students in HISD.
This research brief examines student, campus, and neighborhood characteristics that can be considered risk or protective factors for the likelihood of an English learner (EL) becoming an LTEL (long-term English learner).
This report is the culmination of a multi-year study on student mobility undertaken by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research's Houston Education Research Consortium in collaboration with 10 public school districts in the Houston area.
A study of 10 public school districts in the Houston area found that the higher the school-year mobility rate at a school, the lower its accountability performance.
This brief relays findings on how campuses’ student body characteristics, neighborhood features, campus attributes, and nearby alternative schooling options influence campus mobility rates.
Tens of thousands of students in the Houston area switched schools during the school year annually. This study examined what this mobility meant for students’ performance on state accountability tests, high school grade retention, high school dropout, and high school graduation.