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Mindy Hsiao

Research Associate, SRI Education

Mindy Hsiao conducts program implementation and evaluation research on a range of projects focusing on topics such as computational thinking, English Language Arts instruction, and multilingual learners. She is skilled at qualitative data collection, qualitative data analysis, proposal coordination, and outreach with external partners and clients.

Hsiao’s recent work at SRI includes analyzing interviews for the evaluation of the National Writing Project’s Investing in Innovation (i3) Scale-up grant implementing the College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP); managing data collection and liaisons for the evaluation of the University of California, Irvine’s Pathway to Academic Success project, an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) project; and coordinating recruitment and data collection efforts for the Automated Collaboration Skills Assessment project. She also contributes as a data collector, qualitative data analyst, or report writer on projects, including the Collaborative Partnership to Teach Mathematical Reasoning Through Computer Programming (CPR2), Exploring the Relationship Between Continuous Improvement Culture and Afterschool STEM Program Quality (CI-STEM), and the Evaluation of ConnectEd. She also currently manages two projects: Computational Modeling for Integrating Science and Engineering Design: Model Construction, Manipulation, and Exploration (CMISE) and Science Projects Integrating Computing and Engineering (SPICE).

Before SRI, Hsiao worked for a consulting firm that created systems to help school personnel track timelines and create evaluations and individualized education programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. Prior to that, she taught 6th grade English Language Arts for 2 years through a teacher residency program at a turnaround school on the west side of Chicago. Hsiao holds a MA in education policy from the University of Washington, a MA in teaching from National Louis University, and a BA in psychology and creative writing from Northwestern University.

Key projects

  1. Evaluation of the Pathway to Academic Success Expansion Project
  2. College, Career, and Community Writers Program Scale-up Evaluation (C3WP)
  3. Automated Collaboration Skills Assessment and Collaborative Partnership to Teach Mathematical Reasoning Through Computer Programming (CPR2) Exploring the Relationship Between Continuous Improvement Culture and Afterschool STEM Program Quality (CI-STEM)
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