Celeste Stone is a senior survey methodologist and the deputy director of the Center for Survey Methods at AIR, where she leads and provides survey methodology expertise in all aspects of the survey process: design, implementation, documentation, training, and analysis, with a focus on large-scale research studies with complex sample designs.
With over eight years of survey research and methodology experience, Stone has designed, evaluated, overseen, and implemented questionnaire design, sample design and selection, respondent location and data collection operations, data improvements, administrative record linking, data processing and management, and data analyses and reporting on numerous studies. Stone has worked on projects ranging from large-scale national surveys, evaluations, randomized field trials, and literature reviews to small-scale pilot and membership studies for the federal government, private foundations, and academic clients. She has directed and overseen work on numerous studies, including the 2011–12 Project Talent Follow-up Pilot Study and the National Center for Education Statistics’ Adult Training and Education Survey. Most recently, Stone led the operations for collecting classroom instruction videos of over 1,000 teachers in 127 schools in eight districts across five states as part of the Institute of Education Sciences’ study of the Impact Evaluation of Teacher and Leader Evaluation Systems.
Prior to joining AIR, Stone worked in the Decennial Statistical Studies Division of the U.S. Census Bureau, where she applied survey methodology and statistical expertise in a post-enumeration survey evaluating the completeness of the population coverage of the 2010 Census.