Jill Connelly is a Senior Research Director in the Department of Education and Child Development. Her primary areas of expertise are multi-mode data collection efforts (CATI, CAPI, PAPI, and Web) and large-scale, nationally representative household studies. Over the past ten years her work has included the development of data collection and locating protocols, design of IT systems, oversight of data collection operations, questionnaire development and cognitive interviewing, and training of interviewers and locators.
Connelly currently serves as the Project Director for the CollegePoint Virtual Advising Program Evaluation Surveys. This study is being conducted by America Achieves in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies’ CollegePoint Initiative. NORC is collecting data from CollegePoint advisees as they move from high school to college or the workforce. This data will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the virtual advising program and make improvements for future students. In addition, Connelly serves as the Associate Project Director for the High School and Beyond (HS&B) Follow-up Surveys. In this role she oversees the day-to-day project tasks and managed the locating and data collection operations for both surveys.
Connelly also works on the National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE), sponsored by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families. The NSECE conducted a large-scale, mixed mode data collection effort in 2011-2012 in order to gather current information about the supply of and demand for child care across the country. On this project, Connelly is responsible for managing the ongoing data deliveries and documentation as well the production of other analytic deliverables. During the field period, she served as task leader for the Home-based Provider Survey, Quality Assurance, and Field Interviewer Training. Prior to these studies, she worked on the 2010 Census Integrated Communications Program Evaluation (CICPE) sponsored by the Census Bureau.