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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 (SCED), a secondary course taxonomy.

As a research education analyst at RTI, Ms. Spagnardi is the associate project director and 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 these roles, she supports all project management activities with oversight of all tasks from sampling to survey design to data collection to data products; and oversees all data collection operations, including student data collection in over 800 schools and location and data collection of parents and school staff.

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