The Texas Center for Educational Research (TCER)
The Texas Center for Educational Research (TCER) is an independent, nonprofit, educational research organization established to study major issues affecting all levels and areas of Texas public education. TCER's objective is to design and produce original research and provide high-quality information resources for those who make, influence, or implement education policy in Texas. TCER frequently works in partnership with other research organizations to enhance the quality of Texas education by promoting the interchange of academic research and knowledge.
TCER is a tax-exempt educational organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. A 15-member board of trustees governs TCER. Board members are appointed to three-year terms by the president of the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the president of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA), and the chair of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE). No member of the SBOE serves on the TCER Board of Trustees. TCER has no members; therefore, it does not serve the interests of a particular constituency.