The Center for Research and Development in Dual Language and Literacy Acquisition (CRDLLA) is housed in the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.
CRDLLA's primary mission is to develop research that supports second language learners in schools to achieve academically through programs that promote dual languages and English language and literacy acquisition.
Secondary goals include conducting research (e.g., assessment and evaluation), providing professional development for teachers and administrators, developing research-based educational materials, and providing leadership for teachers, administrators, and/or families in the areas of dual language and English language and literacy acquisition.
In August 2013, the Board of Regents approved the creation of the center and its operation as a designated Center within the Texas A&M University System. Today it conducts research and service for state and federal entities in the areas of teacher professional development and English language acquisition for English learners through rigorous science instruction and curriculum. The center also conducts research internationally in non-English speaking countries, such as Costa Rica and China, to promote English language learning.
CRDLLA partners with local, state, national, and international organizations, including school districts across the state, the Texas Education Agency, the U.S. Department of Education, international entities, and businesses in the private sector.