Colleen Spagnardi

Research education analyst


BA, Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Colleen Spagnardi is a research education analyst with more than 15 years of experience managing data collections and conducting data analyses. She is proficient in data collection management with schools, students, parents, and teachers, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and report writing. Ms. Spagnardi also has experience managing keying and coding secondary and post-secondary transcripts for analysis. She supports maintaining the School Courses for the Exchange of Data, a secondary course taxonomy. She is experienced in designing and developing comprehensive analytical models used for behavioral simulation, new technology adoption forecasts, and cost-effective compliance options.

As a research education analyst at RTI, Ms. Spagnardi is the data collection task leader for the High School and Beyond Longitudinal Study of 2022 (HS&B:22) for the National Center for Education Statistics. In this role, she oversees all data collection operations, including student data collection in over 800 schools and location and data collection of parents and school staff. In addition, she also works as the keying and coding task leader for the National Longitudinal Transition Study of 2012, where she manages system development, hiring and training of keying/coding staff, and keying and coding of high school transcripts.

Before joining RTI, Ms. Spagnardi was an economic analyst at Veritas Economic Consulting. She designed, developed, administered, and analyzed web, mail, and phone surveys, programmed behavioral simulation models, new technology adoption models, and cost-effectiveness models.

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