Tracy McMahon, an experienced researcher, evaluator, and community engagement specialist, is dedicated to ensuring high-quality education for all students and engaging families in education. Currently, she is helping projects build evaluation capacity, providing technical assistance to programs working to broaden participation in STEM, and researching the impacts of career academies on students’ learning outcomes.
McMahon has expertise in designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative studies. She specializes in survey design and implementation; qualitative data collection techniques, such as interviews, focus groups, and observations; and statistical data analysis and data visualization.
Recently, McMahon co-authored the report Engineering for Every K–12 Student. She has blogged for AEA365 (“Building Capacity of STEM Evaluators”) and EDC’s Innovations blog (“Keeping Kids Interested in Science and Math”). Previously, McMahon worked for a public school system and private university and established a parent information center. She sits on the board of a family literacy program.
McMahon holds an MEd in Educational Research, Measurement, and Evaluation; an MA in Higher Education Administration; and a BA in Communication and Sociology from Boston College.