Meet Our Founder

Mariam Azin, Ph.D.

Mariam-AzinDr. Mariam Azin holds a doctorate in applied social psychology and has nearly 25-years of experience in educational research and evaluation. As President of PRES Associates, a national research and evaluation firm, she has been the principal investigator on numerous large-scale evaluation efforts related to at-risk learners, college and career readiness, curriculum and instruction, educational technology, and community programs spanning mental health, substance use, and criminal justice.

Dr. Azin has conducted evaluations of several federal Safe Schools/Healthy Students federal grants designed to provide comprehensive, seamless services to at-risk students and their families. Additionally, she has assisted State Departments of Education, districts, and schools with data collection and meeting accountability requirements associated with federally funded Carl D. Perkins career and technical education programs, Rigorous Programs of Study grants, 21st Century Learning grants, Project AWARE grants as well as Comprehensive School Reform Demonstration (CRSD) projects—to name a few.

Over the course of an extensive career, Dr. Azin and PRES Associates have worked closely with several State Departments of Education and have been responsible for the design and implementation of over a dozen large-scale experimental and quasi-experimental studies designed to ascertain the effectiveness of various educational interventions and programs. Several of these research studies have fully met evidence standards put forth by the What Works Clearinghouse and have also been cited by Dr. Robert Slavin, of the Center for Educational Research & Reform at Johns Hopkins University, as part of a series of “Best Evidence Synthesis” designed to provide a comprehensive review of research on the effectiveness of various educational programs.

Mazin Education was created in order to develop and market products tied to the needs that our founder, Dr. Mariam Azin saw based upon her research and experience working in schools. Mazin Education is an educational company focused on helping districts fully utilize data, predictive analytics, and software solutions to support students and ensure they graduate from high school ready to be successful in college and careers.

In partnership with BrightBytes, Mazin Education provides the research-based framework and predictive analytics engine behind the Clarity Early Warning Platform, which utilizes predictive analytics and research-based practices to provide the most robust and user-friendly Early Warning platform available today.

Students tell their stories in the data they leave behind. Mazin Education analyzes this data, captured in student information systems and other data integration platforms, as an untapped resource that can be unleashed to help millions of students. The Mazin predictive analytics engine has been developed over years of working with big data, districts and states across the country, and has been calibrated and designed to maximize accuracy, reliability, and usefulness. We then automatically customize this information to unique district and data scenarios across K-12 contexts.