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EPI Areas of Study


The Educational Policy Institute conducts most of its research in the K-12 and Postsecondary markets. For more information, click on the title links below or on the items to the left.


Early Childhood. EPI conducts work on early education and reading, and has and continues to conduct research on the Federal Reading First program.

Students with Disabilities. EPI has worked with the National Council on Disabilities on several projects, looking primarily at the linkage between No Child Left Behind and the impact on students with disabilities.

Early Intervention/Outreach. EPI conducts research, writes occasional publications, and conducts professional development opportunities on

Student Graduation/Retention. EPI provides professional development opportunities to help educators keep students in secondary school and on the pathway to college.


Student Aid, Access, & Affordability. EPI is well versed in student financial aid, postsecondary access, and affordability issues. The publications page provides dozens of publications and reports on these and associated issues.

Retention & Success. EPI is one of the premier leaders in student retention and success, and also runs a sister site,, on the issue. EPI publishes Student Success magazine and conducts several conferences and workshops each year on these issues.

Quality Measurement in Higher Education. EPI is very involved in quality measurement in higher education: the issue of how institutions are comparable in serving students.

University Rankings. EPI is also plugged in to the international discussion on university rankings, and produced the landmark report “Global Higher Education Rankings” report in 2005.