Celeste Stone is a senior survey methodologist in AIR’s Survey and Data Sciences research program. With over 10 years of survey research and methodology experience, Stone has designed, evaluated, overseen, and implemented questionnaire design, sample design and selection, qualitative and quantitative data collection operations, data improvements, administrative record linking, data processing and management, and statistical analyses and reporting on numerous studies. Stone provides leadership and expertise on projects ranging from large-scale national surveys, methodological studies, evaluations, randomized field trials, and literature reviews for the federal government, private foundations, and academic clients.
Stone has directed and overseen work on numerous studies, including the National Center for Education Statistics’ Adult Training and Education Survey, which is now a component of the National Household Education Surveys program. In 2014, she led the operations for collecting classroom instruction videos of over 1,000 teachers in 127 schools in 8 districts across five states as part of the Institute of Education Sciences’ study of the Impact Evaluation of Teacher and Leader Evaluation Systems. More recently, Stone served as project director for the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Public Libraries Survey. In addition to regularly presenting on statistical and methodological work at meetings and conferences, she has also published an article entitled Locating Longitudinal Respondents After a 50-Year Hiatus in the Journal of Official Statistics. 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.