Illinois Youth Survey

District 64 grade 8 students will participate in the Illinois Youth Survey during the week of January 29, 2018. The Illinois Youth Survey has been administered every other year in District 64 since 2002. Survey results will be available this coming summer and will be shared with the Board of Education.

The purpose of the Illinois Youth Survey is to better understand youth attitudes and behaviors that can impact student success. The survey does not include any names or identification numbers. It is completely voluntary and privacy is strictly protected. If there are any questions a student does not wish to answer, he or she may skip questions; students may also stop taking the survey at any time. The questionnaire asks about topics including: personal use of alcohol and other drugs, perception of risks, accessibility, consequences of use, approval or disapproval of use; students’ feelings about their school experience; family and personal characteristics; family communication about substance use; feelings about self and moods; and other student health behaviors such as food intake, exercise, height and weight.

A parent may decide to opt out their child from participating by completing the Parent Opt-Out Form on the second page of the Parent Notification Letter, signing it, and returning it to the school by January 16, 2018.

For more information, please see the Grade 8 Illinois Youth Survey, the Illinois Youth Survey website, and the Illinois Youth Survey Parent Notification/Parent Opt-Out Form.