Sarah Crissey

Sarah Crissey

Survey Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Survey Methodology
  • Data Collection
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Systematic Research Reviews
  • Education
  • Postsecondary Education
  • College and Career Readiness
  • Teacher and Principal Effectiveness
  • Family Support
  • Youth Development
About Sarah

Sarah Crissey has expertise designing and administering surveys, including large-scale, multimode, and longitudinal studies in the area of education.

As the deputy survey director for the Impact Evaluation of Comprehensive Data-Driven Instruction, Crissey oversaw the development and administration of teacher and principal surveys and led the analysis of impacts on educator outcomes. She also developed surveys for the Impact Evaluation of Departmentalized Instruction and the Impact Evaluation to Inform Teacher Preparation. Crissey leverages her survey design and administration expertise to provide technical assistance to the California Student Aid Commission in fielding a large-scale survey of college student expenses and resources. She also serves as the survey director for the evaluation of Oakland Unite, for which she oversees both qualitative and quantitative data collection efforts. Crissey applies her methodological knowledge to several systematic review projects; she is a certified reviewer for the Institute of Education Sciences’s What Works Clearinghouse, a reviewer for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Clearinghouse for Labor Evaluation and Research, and a peer reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education’s Regional Educational Laboratories.

Before joining Mathematica in 2015, Crissey spent nearly a decade working in the federal statistical system, holding positions at the U.S. Census Bureau and the National Center for Education Statistics. Her work has been published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Sociology of Sport, and Population Research and Policy Review. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in family demography from the University of Texas at Austin.

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