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New Search Tool for Postsecondary Education Research

A new online database from the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and the Lumina Foundation connects users, particularly policy makers and postsecondary education decision makers, with the latest in research on postsecondary education and college success.

The resources available on PolicyDirect have been vetted by expert fellows from IHEP and Lumina. The Web site prompts users to enter a question or topic related to postsecondary education into a search field. By entering “career technical education” with the quantitative metric, for example, users have immediate access to nearly 100 reports on the topic.

Each result includes a brief summary of a report and a link to the full article or publication. Users can also sort results by key metrics – qualitative, quantitative, cost effective, scalable, insightful, and enduring- to refine their query and access the most relevant results.

Kara Herbertson, Education Policy Analyst

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