California Healthy Kids Survey
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors in the nation. Across California, the CHKS has led to a better understanding of the relationship between students’ health behaviors and academic performance and is frequently cited by state policymakers and the media as a critical component of school improvement efforts to help guide the development of more effective health, prevention, and youth development programs. It can be easily customized to meet local needs, interests, and standards, and provides a means to confidentially obtain data on student knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions about the topics it covers.
The Fountain Valley School District conducts the California healthy kids survey every two years--grades 5 and 7 as part of our Tobacco use Prevention Education (TUPE) participation. The District uses this information to provide ongoing services and education to students and staff. Also, this data helps schools monitor a healthy school climate as part of our requirements under the new state priorities.
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