The following information can be found in ISBE's Weekly Message from November 5, 2019.
ISBE is encouraging all schools to participate in the 2020 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS). The IYS is as self-reported survey administered biennially to students in grades 8, 10 and 12. An individualized report is provided to principals so they can better assess school needs and program impacts. The Illinois Department of Human Services contracts with the Center for Prevention and Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to make the survey available to schools at no cost. The survey provides data on a variety of student health issues and behaviors, including alcohol, tobacco, and drug use, health and nutritional behaviors, and student feelings about school climate. Participation is optional but can help schools and districts identify needs and promote student health.
Please see the newsletter for the link to the survey website, and contact information.