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California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

Developing schools that are drug-free, safe havens for positive youth development is central to a school’s mission and ability to teach. The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) provides us with credible information on the scope and nature of health-risk behaviors and resilience factors that predict students’ success in school.
To view CHKS results click HERE

California Department of Education and the CHKS: 
The CHKS was developed by WestEd and Duerr Evaluation Resources for the California State Department of Education to provide a resource for schools, districts and counties to assess health-risk behaviors and resilience among their youth. The CHKS is anonymous and confidential. It is administered to students at grades 5, 7, 9, and 11. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, perceived campus safety, academic mindset, student resilience, and protective factors.  Additionally, RBUSD administers the survey to 6th grade students as part of a requirement from Tobacco-Use Prevention Education (TUPE) grant.
Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP): 
The CHKS is an important component of California’s LCAP accountability system, which requires that Local Education Agencies (LEA) objectively measure pupil knowledge, skills, and behaviors and set concrete and measurable goals for making improvement. At the heart of the CHKS is a research-based core module that provides valid indicators to promote student engagement and achievement, safety, positive development, health, and overall well-being.
This is an anonymous survey.  No names are recorded or attached to the survey data.  The survey is computer based, but no login or student names will be recorded or attached to the survey or data.
There are various modules that the California Department of Education makes available to schools. RBUSD will administer the following modules in 2021-22.
Elementary (Grade 5):
Secondary (Grades 6, 7, 9, and 11):
School Climate
Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD)
Drug-Free Communities
Click here to view a sample survey.
Parent Notification:
According to Education Code as applied to the basic CHKS survey, active or opt-in consent must be used in grades K-6 (EC51513) and passive or opt-out consent in grades 7-12 (Ed 51938c). Parents in grades 7, 9 and 11 will be notified by the school site about the survey along with directions for withdrawal/opt-out. Information will also be posted on this website.
Survey Dates:
The CHKS is delivered the last week of February of each school year.