California Healthy Surveys measure youth risk behavior, resilience and positive school climate from the perception of students, parents, and all school staff.
April 2014 News:OUSD Rocks High Participation Rates during February California Healthy Kids Administration!OUSD District Level California Healthy Kids Survey Participation:Parents 37% Students 68% Staff 75%
*We are one of the only school districts in California who ask parents, students and staff what they think of our schools and we conduct our surveys at very high participation rates.
For 3 years in a row, we have surpassed our goals for participation!Special thanks to all parents, students and our hard working staff who have built a powerful set of data that measures the success of our Community Schools, Thriving Students, & Continuous Improvement driven initiatives.
Thank you all!Next Steps:1) WestEd, our state partner, tallies all of the parent, student, and staff entered data and returns it to us in raw form.2) Then our hard working QAA staff begin building our reports that school leaders utilize in the development of their site plans for 2014-15.3) All OUSD departments meet in discussions over all OUSD comprehensive data sets including California Healthy Kids Data to allocate resources and devise strategies for Continuous Improvement.Look at last year's District reports below:Our Surveys:Our Elementary, Secondary and Staff Surveys have been redisigned to grab the data meaningful for Continuous Improvement of our Community Schools, Thriving Students, School District.Who took the survey in Feb/Mar of 2014?Parent Survey ... 12,209(36,777 parent/guardians eligible) (18 languages)Staff Survey ... 2300(3049 staff eligible)
Student Survey ... 8328(12,211 students eligible) (5th graders 3072, 2441 7th graders, & 6698 HS students eligible)OverviewThe California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a comprehensive youth risk behavior, resilience and positive school climate data collection service available to all California local education agencies (it is also available outside of California). It consists of a modular survey instrument tied to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey and to WestEd's California Student Survey, together with a full-service survey support system. Separate elementary, middle, and high school versions are taken.Since 1999, an integrated CHKS statewide representative sample has replaced both the California Student Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in California.HistoryOUSD has administered the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for over a decade. It is now our official District survey and our primary method of gathering feedback from students, staff, and parents in support of serving children.California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) questions are so well aligned to our Strategic Plan and our goal to have Full-Service Community Schools in every neighborhood. Data will be used to steer the initiatives of the Strategic Plan and the development of Full-Service Community Schools.
StatewideThe California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is given to students throughout the state of California, in every school district. It asks students about their health, their habits, and how they feel about being at school.