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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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Workshop Agenda and Participant List

AGENDA

Workshop on Improving the American Community Survey
September 26–27, 2018 • Washington, DC
Room 100, Keck Center of the National Academies

DAY 1: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

9:00am A. Call to Order and Introduction to the Workshop
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WARREN BROWN, Chair; Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University

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BRIAN HARRIS-KOJETIN, Director, Committee on National Statistics

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JAMES TREAT, Assistant Director for Decennial Census Programs, U.S. Census Bureau

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VICTORIA VELKOFF, U.S. Census Bureau

9:25am B. Broad Visions for Administrative Data Use in American Community Survey (ACS) Production

Moderator: MICHAEL DAVERN, NORC at the University of Chicago

20 Broad Roles for Administrative and Third-Party Data in the ACS, and Overview of Census Bureau Research
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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JENNIFER ORTMAN, U.S. Census Bureau

15 Census Bureau Internal Evaluation of Alternative Data Sources (for Substitution/Replacement and Editing/Imputation Visions)

NIKOLAS PHARRIS-CIUREJ, U.S. Census Bureau

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Discussant: LINDA JACOBSEN, Population Reference Bureau

20 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
10:30am Break
10:40am C. Census Bureau Research and Practice on Administrative Records in the ACS

Moderator: SUSAN BROWER, Minnesota State Demographic Center1

Census Bureau Internal Use of Administrative Records to Generate Housing and Income Indicators, and Comparison With Survey Data
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SANDRA CLARK, U.S. Census Bureau [on housing]

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JONATHAN ROTHBAUM, U.S. Census Bureau [on income]

15 Planned Use of Administrative Records in the 2020 Census for Imputation of Characteristics, and Possible Extensions to the ACS

ANDREW KELLER, U.S. Census Bureau

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Discussant: JOHN CZAJKA, Mathematica Policy Research

20 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm D. Applications and Emerging Best Practices, for Substitution/Replacement and Editing/Imputation Purposes

Moderator: DONALD DILLMAN, Department of Sociology and Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University

20 Statistics Canada Experience and Protocols for Interface Between Census/Surveys and Administrative Data

ERIC OLSON, Statistics Canada

20 Experience from Linking Survey Data, Administrative Data, and Social Media Extracts

ERIN DALTON, Office of Data Analysis, Research, and Evaluation, Department of Human Services, Allegheny County, PA

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1 Susan Brower was unable to travel to the workshop; in her stead, Warren Brown moderated this session.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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20 Improving ACS Estimation with Multiple Surveys and Third Party Data

SCOTT HOLAN, University of Missouri and U.S Census Bureau

15 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
2:15pm Break
2:30pm E. Applications and Emerging Best Practices, for Blending and New Product Creation Purposes

Moderator: PATRICE MATHIEU, Social Survey Methods Division, Statistics Canada

20 Insights and Data Products from Linking Health Survey Data with Administrative Housing Data

VERONICA HELMS, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

LISA MIREL, National Center for Health Statistics2

20 Lessons Learned from Construction and Use of the National Mortgage Database

ROBERT AVERY, Federal Housing Finance Agency

20 Value Added from Linking Multiple Data Resources and Survey Data at the Regional Level

MIKE CARNATHAN, Atlanta Regional Commission

20 Private Sector Experience with Data Linking and Blending

SARAH BURGOYNE, Claritas, Ithaca, NY

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Discussant: AMY O’HARA, Massive Data Institute, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University3

20 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
4:25pm F. Day 1 Wrap-up, and The Way Forward

Moderator: WARREN BROWN, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University

Priorities for Near-Term ACS Research on Administrative Records Use

VICTORIA VELKOFF, U.S. Census Bureau

Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
5:00pm Adjourn Day 1

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2 Due to illness, Lisa Mirel was unable to attend in person; Veronica Helms presented their joint work.

3 Originally scheduled discussant NATALIE EVANS HARRIS (BrightHive, Washington, DC) had to withdraw from participation in the workshop due to an unforeseen time conflict.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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DAY 2: Thursday, September 27, 2018

9:00am G. Call to Order and Reintroduction to the Workshop

WARREN BROWN, Chair; Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University

9:15am H. Overview of Respondent Contact Strategies

Moderator: SHAWN BUCHOLTZ, Housing and Demographic Analysis Division, Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

25 Census Bureau’s Current ACS Mail and Contact Strategy

DOROTHY BARTH, U.S. Census Bureau

20 Contrast: Statistics Canada’s Wave Methodology Approach for Census/Survey Respondent Contacts

PATRICE MATHIEU, Statistics Canada

15 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
10:15am I. ACS Testing on Respondent Contact Strategies

Moderator: BETH JAROSZ, Population Reference Bureau

20 Overview of ACS Tests to Boost Participation Through Improved Communication

ELIZABETH POEHLER, U.S. Census Bureau

10

Discussant: DOUGLAS WILLIAMS, Westat

10

Discussant: JAMES WAGNER, University of Michigan

5 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
11:00am Break
11:15am J. Rethinking the Communication Process with Respondents: Toward a Strategic Framework

Moderator: MICHAEL DAVERN, NORC at the University of Chicago

15 Introduction to Census Bureau’s Strategic Framework

BRODERICK OLIVER, U.S. Census Bureau

15 Review of How Current ACS Mail Materials Mesh with Strategic Framework, and Next Steps

JONATHAN SCHREINER, U.S. Census Bureau

15 Discussion: Rethinking Communication Strategy and Respondent Reaction to Mail Materials

MICHAEL SCHOBER, Department of Psychology, New School for Social Research

15 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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12:15pm Lunch
1:15pm K. Listening to ACS Respondents

Moderator: DONALD DILLMAN, Department of Sociology and Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University

15 Assessing High-Burden ACS Questions

DAVID RAGLIN, U.S. Census Bureau

15 Lessons Learned from ACS Focus Group and Cognitive Testing Work

JESSICA HOLZBERG, U.S. Census Bureau

20 Trends in Respondent Concerns and Assessing Burden

RUTH CHAN, U.S. Census Bureau [Respondent Advocate]

NICOLE SCANNIELLO, U.S. Census Bureau [ACS Assistant Division Chief for Communications]

15 Discussion: Best Practices in Assessing Burden and Resolving Respondent Concerns

SCOTT KEETER, Pew Research Center

15 Discussion: Best Practices in Structuring Respondent Communication Based on Respondent Feedback

DARBY MILLER STEIGER, Westat

15 Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
2:50pm Break
3:00pm L. Day 2 Wrap-up, and The Way Forward

Moderator: WARREN BROWN, Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, Cornell University

Priorities for Near-Term ACS Research on Boosting Survey Participation Through Improved Communication

VICTORIA VELKOFF, U.S. Census Bureau

Floor Discussion/Questions and Answers
3:45pm Planned Adjournment

REGISTERED IN-ROOM PARTICIPANTS

Emily Allen, Strategic Advisor, MITRE

Megan Benetsky, American Community Survey (ACS) Data Review Coordinator, U.S. Census Bureau

Jennifer Berkley, U.S. Census Bureau

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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Victoria Brown, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Nicole Butler, U.S. Census Bureau

Gary Chappell, Program Manager, U.S. Census Bureau

Constance Citro, Senior Scholar, Committee on National Statistics

Cynthia Clark, formerly, U.S. Census Bureau

Daniel Cork, Senior Program Officer, Committee on National Statistics

Donna Daily, Assistant Division Chief for Data Collection, ACS Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Gail Denby, Assistant Division Chief, ACS Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Debbie DiLeo, Survey Statistician, ACS Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Nadia Evangelou, Economist, National Association of Realtors

Christine Gambino, U.S. Census Bureau

Jenny Genser, Analyst, Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Sibora Gjecovi, Research Analyst, AARP

Gretchen Gooding, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Ram Gouripeddi, University of Utah

Michele Hedrick, Special Assistant, U.S. Census Bureau

Joan Hill, Assistant Division Chief for Experiments and Evaluations, Decennial Statistical Studies Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Howard Hogan, Chief Demographer, U.S. Census Bureau

Brenda Holmes, Program Analyst, U.S. Census Bureau

Caleb Hopler, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Rachel Horwitz, U.S. Census Bureau

Erin Hustings, Legislative Counsel, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

Ann James, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Dan Kasprzyk, Senior Fellow, NORC at the University of Chicago

Agnes Kee, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Judd Kessler, Associate Professor, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Jeongsoo Kim, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nancy Kingsbury, Managing Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Nancy Kirkendall, Senior Program Officer, Committee on National Statistics

Amanda Klimek, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Laura La Kose, Program Analyst, U.S. Census Bureau

Jason Lee, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Lindsay Longsine, Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Gaida Mahgoub, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Participant, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Anthony Mann, Program Associate, Committee on National Statistics

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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Angela Manso, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, NALEO Educational Fund

Mark Mather, Associate Vice President for U.S. Programs, Population Reference Bureau

Brett McBride, Senior Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Emily Molfino, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Eloise Parker, Assistant Director, Demographic Programs, U.S. Census Bureau

Andrew Reamer, Research Professor, George Washington University

Dameka Reese, Branch Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

Clara Reschovsky, Survey Statistician, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Dean Resnick, Senior Data Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago

Tack Richardson, MITRE

Michael Risley, Mathematical Statistician, Decennial Statistical Studies Division, U.S. Census Bureau

Erika Rivera, Geospatial Analyst, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Kristen Robinson, Social & Scientific Systems

Ceci Villa Ross, Special Assistant, ACS Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Raima Roy, Program Associate–Census, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC

Kathleen Scholl, U.S. Government Accountability Office

Nicholas Spanos, Branch Chief, Data Products Development Branch, ACS Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Matthew Spence, U.S. Census Bureau

Maura Spiegelman, Statistician, Sample Surveys Division, National Center for Education Statistics

Celeste Stone

Girma Syoume, Data Engineer, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Loida Tamayo, Rural Health Data Lead, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Erin Tanenbaum, Senior Statistician, NORC at the University of Chicago

Anthony Tersine, Division Chief, U.S. Census Bureau

Stephen Tordella, President, Decision Demographics

Judith Torney-Purta, Professor Emerita, University of Maryland

Nathan Walters, Branch Chief, ACS Coordination Staff, U.S. Census Bureau

Daniel Weinberg, DHW Consulting

Penelope Weinberger, Transportation Data Program Manager, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

Michelle Wiland, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau

Adeline Wilcox, Retired Federal Worker

Claire Zippel, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda and Participant List." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Improving the American Community Survey: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25387.
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Since its origin 23 years ago as a pilot test conducted in four U.S. counties, the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) has been the focus of continuous research, development, and refinement. The survey cleared critical milestones 14 years ago when it began full-scale operations, including comprehensive nationwide coverage, and 5 years later when the ACS replaced a long-form sample questionnaire in the 2010 census as a source of detailed demographic and socioeconomic information. Throughout that existence and continuing today, ACS research and testing has worked to improve the survey’s conduct in the face of challenges ranging from detailed and procedural to the broad and existential.

This publication summarizes the presentations and discussion at the September 26–27, 2018, Workshop on Improving the American Community Survey (ACS), sponsored by the U.S. Census Bureau. Workshop participants explored uses of administrative records and third-party data to improve ACS operations and potential for boosting respondent participation through improved communication.

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