CA Department of Education - Healthy Kids Survey

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CA Department of Education - Healthy Kids Survey
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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. It is administered to students at grades five, seven, nine, and eleven. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, school climate, protective factors, and school violence. The CHKS is part of a comprehensive data-driven decision-making process on improving school climate and student learning environment for overall school improvements.
 
 
Additional Details & Sample Survey

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Additional Details & Sample Survey
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Survey Content. The survey gathers information on developmental supports provided to youth; school connectedness and barriers to learning; school safety; health-related concerns such as physical activity and nutritional habits; alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use; risk of depression and suicide; and perceived sexual orientation.
You may examine the surveys here:
 
Grade 7 at BJHS, CJHS, and Marsh
 
Grade 9 and 11 at CHS and PVHS, and all grades attending Alternative Education programs
 
The results from this survey are compiled into district- and county-level CHKS Reports. To view a copy of your district’s report, go to https://calschls.org/reports-data/search-lea-reports and type in the district name.
 
It is Voluntary. Students who, with your permission, agree to participate do not have to answer any questions they do not want to answer, and may stop taking the survey at any time.
 
It is Anonymous. No names are recorded or attached to the survey forms or data. The results will be made available for analysis only under strict confidentiality controls.
 
Administration. The survey will be administered on-line, sometime during the months of November and December  2020, and will take less than one class period to complete (under 50 minutes).
 
Potential Risks. There are no known risks of physical harm to your child. Risks of psychological or social harm are very small. None have been reported in 21 years of survey administration. In rare instances, some discomfort might be experienced from the questions. The school’s counseling services will be available to answer any personal questions that may materialize.
 
For Further Information. The survey was developed by WestEd, a public, non-profit educational institution. If you have any questions about this survey, or about your rights, contact Ann Phillippe, aphillippe@chicousd.org.