California Healthy Kids Survey
The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, risk behaviors, and school climate 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. To learn more about the California Healthy Kids Survey, click here.
CVUSD will be administering the survey to all Elementary School 5th Graders and all Middle School 7th Graders between the dates of April 29, 2019 - June 14, 2019.
The survey will provide valuable benefits in the areas of:
- Improving School Climate
- Promoting Positive Youth Development
- Identifying Health-related Barriers to Learning
- Closing the Achievement Gap
- Addressing Specific Local Needs
- Obtaining Additional Funding