Healthy Kids Survey and Universal Monitoring
Elementary Student Survey
The Healthy Kid Survey (CHKS) is a modular, anonymous assessment recommended for students age 10 (grade 5) and above. It is focused on the five most important areas for guiding school and student improvement:
- student connectedness, learning engagement/motivation, and attendance;
- school climate, culture, and conditions;
- school safety, including violence perpetration and victimization/bullying;
- physical and mental well-being and social-emotional learning; and
- student supports, including resilience-promoting developmental factors (caring relationships, high expectations, and meaningful participation).
New in 2020/21. The elementary Core Module has been expanded this year to assess topics of particular concern due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated reduction in in-person learning opportunities. Note that there is one elementary Core Module. Students are directed to questions relevant to the instructional learning model used in their school using skip logic.
Secondary Student Modules
The Secondary Module is aligned with the Local Control and Accountability Plan to assess:
- school climate and safety,
- pupil engagement,
- student supports,
- bullying, and
- substance abuse.
Demographic questions help identify the needs of key subgroups, including:
- racial/ethnic groups,
- foster youth,
- economically disadvantaged, and
- English language learners.