Senior Scientific Programmer/Analyst, SRI Education
Mary McCracken is lead scientific programmer and analyst for the Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY), which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education. She also provides programming support on the evaluation of Chicago’s Special Impact Bond Child-Parent Center, the Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds, and California Arts Education study.
On previous SRI projects, McCracken was the lead programmer on both the Special Education Elementary Longitudinal Study (SEELS) and the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 (NLTS2), which provided national population estimates for many of the key questions related to programs and outcomes for students who receive special education services.
Before joining SRI, McCracken was a programmer for major insurance and banking institutions.
She holds a BA in music business and a minor in humanities from San Jose State University.
- Center for IDEA Early Childhood Data Systems (DaSY)
- Evaluation of Chicago Special Impact Bond Child-Parent Center (SIB-CPC)
- A Study of Discipline in the Secondary Classroom: A Positive Approach to Behavior Management (DiSCo)
- The Status of Arts Education in California (CA_Arts)
- Study of District and School Uses of Federal Education Funds (UFEF)
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For each year of the program, SRI International, the program’s independent evaluator, releases a report of student performance across kindergarten readiness, special education utilization, and third-grade literacy.
This report from SRI International’s multiyear evaluation is the first to include postsecondary outcomes for students in Linked Learning pathways and confirms many of the promising findings from previous years.
Taking Stock of the California Linked Learning District Initiative: Seventh-Year Evaluation Report, Executive Summary
This report from SRI International’s multiyear evaluation of the California Linked Learning District Initiative is the first to include postsecondary outcomes for students in Linked Learning pathways …
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Characteristics of Two-Year College students on the Autism Spectrum and Their Support Services Experiences
This study used nationally representative survey data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2 to describe the characteristics and services experiences of adults with autism who attended postsecondary education after high school, focusing on those who attended a 2-year college.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Participation Among College Students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
This study analyzed data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a nationally representative sample of students with an ASD in special education.