Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence

The CREDE Project at CAL

In collaboration with the University of California at Santa Cruz, CAL conducted research on selected projects and prepared and disseminated materials for the Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) from 1996–2003. CREDE assisted the nation's population of diverse students, including those at risk of educational failure, to achieve academic excellence. The purpose of CREDE's research was to identify and develop effective educational practices for linguistic and cultural minority students, such as those placed at risk by factors of race, poverty, and geographic location.

This Web site serves as an archive of CAL's work on this important project, making information and resources from the project readily available. Links are also provided to a variety of Web sites of interest.


CREDE was one of 12 national research and development centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students. CREDE continues to improve upon the work of the National Center for Research on Cultural Diversity and Second Language Learning (NCRCDSLL).


Read about CAL's project work with CREDE.

Browse the CREDE publications collection.


Visit the CREDE Web site hosted by UC Berkeley.





Browse the publications developed as part of the CREDE project.

Secondary School Newcomer Programs book cover

Secondary School Newcomer Programs
in the United States


The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol book cover

The Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol


Two-Way Immersion 101 book cover

Two-Way Immersion 101