In October 2016, Issaquah 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders will take the State's Healthy Youth Survey — the eighth time Issaquah School District had been involved in the state-wide data collection effort.
The biennial Healthy Youth Survey is a joint effort between the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, Department of Health, Department of Social Health Service's Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, the Community Trade and Economic Development, and the Family Policy Council.
Many Washington school districts like Issaquah voluntarily administer the anonymous survey to sixth, eighth, 10th, and 12th-grade students in October. Questions focus on risky behaviors as well as safety and violence, physical activity and diet, and emotional wellbeing.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
The Healthy Youth Survey is voluntary. If you do not want your student to participate in the survey, you can excuse your student from participating by calling the school office prior to Oct 4th to assure that we can communicate your wishes appropriately. In addition, students taking the survey can skip questions and stop taking the survey at any time. Students can also excuse themselves by telling their teacher that they do not want to take the survey. Students not taking the survey will participate in a different activity, such as studying or reading in the library. There is no penalty for not taking part in the survey. Your student’s grades will not be affected. If you would like to view a copy of the survey the office of each school with have a copy available for preview.
Below are some important links with more information
Parent Letter - Spanish
How Can the Healthy Youth Survey Data Be Used?
DATA CHARTS contain graphs comparing district and individual middle and high school student responses to responses from students in schools across the state of Washington:
The following charts are results from 2014, the last year the survey was given.
Data charts contain graphs comparing district and individual middle and high school student responses to responses from students in schools across the state of Washington:
Raw data includes responses for all questions and indicates the margin of error or confidence level for each response.