As part of its focus on student retention and persistence in education, EPI is interested in policies and practices that keep students in school and on track to graduation in high school and matriculation and success at the postsecondary levels. EPI conducts research and evaluation on school-based policies and practices related to high school performance and student drop-out prevention. EPI also provides professional development opportunities on issues related to this topic.
Evaluation of the St. Vrain Investment in Innovation (i3) grant, St. Vrain Valley School District (2010-2015)
The Role of College Access Program in College Completion,TG Public Benefit Grant (2010-2011)
- Evaluation of the SEED SchoolS (2011), The SEED Foundation
- Evaluation of the Pittsburgh Science and Technology Academy (2009-11), Pittsburgh Public Schools.
- Evaluation of Elementary and Secondary School Counseling Program (2009-11), School Board of Osceola County, Florida
- Texas High School Project Evaluation: Expansion of Scope (2008-09), Texas Education Agency (TEA).
- Evaluation of the Hampton (VA) GEAR UP Partnership (2008-2014), Hampton City Schools
- Formative Evaluation of the King Faisal Foundation’s University Preparatory Program, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2008), AMIDEAST
- Missouri Students and the Pathways to College(2007)
- The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Pathways to College Network Framework: Mutually Supportive Visions and Complementary Goals (2005), Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) and the Pathways to College Network
- The Role of Counseling in Increasing Academic Opportunity in Missouri (2005), Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority
- Missouri Students and the Pathways to College (2007)
- The Role of Counseling in Increasing Academic Opportunity in Missouri (2005)
- The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Pathways to College Network Framework: Mutually Supportive Visions and Complementary Goals (2005)
- Retention 2009 Conference, May 27-29, 2009, New Orleans, LA