Jennifer Sable is a principal researcher at AIR whose work focuses on the collection and processing of administrative records data, with a focus on data from state and local education agencies. She also has a variety of experiences in managing projects and providing technical oversight for data collections and data processing.
Currently, Sable is the project director for AIR’s support of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Common Core of Data Survey (CCD). She is also a task lead for AIR’s work with the Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS) data collection on state library agencies, providing oversight on data collection, data processing, and questionnaire development and design.
In her work on the NCES CCD, she assists with survey operations, data management, and quality improvement for the three annual CCD nonfiscal data collections (the State Nonfiscal Survey, the Local Education Agency Universe Survey, and the Public School Universe Survey) and the three annual CCD fiscal (School District Finance Survey [F-33], National Public Education Finance Survey [NPEFS], and Teacher Compensation Survey [TCS]) data collections. She has also developed quality control checks to assess data consistency across the various CCD data files, authored analytical reports and data file documentation, and provided analyses on disclosure risk and data suppression for data pertaining to high school dropouts and completers. Her work has also included managing all facts of the project, including staffing and budgeting. Her work on collecting state library agency data includes oversight of the data collection process, including help desk services to data reporters and development and implementation of post-edit processing, development of imputation specifications, and oversight of questionnaire development.
Prior to joining AIR in 2000, she was lead research analyst at Pinkerton Computer Consultants, contributing to several annual reports for NCES, including The Condition of Education (1998, 1999 and 2000).