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California Healthy Kids Surveys measure Student, Parent, & Staff perceptions of youth health, risk behavior, and resilience that informs our OUSD Social, Emotional, Learning (SEL) and positive school climate practices.

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January 2017 News
Time to hear from our stakeholders!
We survey:
  • Parents and Caregivers of all schools K-12
  • All Certificated and Classified Staff K-12
  • All 5th grade through 12th grade students 
  Thank you for being part of the solution to make OUSD an outstanding school district!
The OUSD California Healthy Kids' Survey of 2017 will take teamwork and committment! 
What did we accomplish this year? 
How are we progressing to serve our community? 
 We have set survey participation goals so that we can have a strong representation when determining our district's next steps!
Parent Survey Goal :     40% of OUSD Families take survey 
Staff Survey :        90% of OUSD school site staff take survey  
Student Survey :   70% of OUSD students 5th through 12th graders take survey   
                                                                               Its a challenging goal!  
 About this year's surveys:
  • Each survey and it's questions were designed specifically for OUSD's Pathway to Excellence Plan
  • Parent Survey: unique to OUSD and appreciated by the California Department of Education
  • Staff Survey: What are we doing right? How can we improve?
  • Student Surveys: Community Schools provide the conditions for success. Are we? 
2014-15 Student Survey Questions:  (similar to 2016-17)
Special thanks to all parents, students and our hard working staff who will build a powerful set of data that measure the success of our Community Schools, Thriving Students, & Continuous Improvement driven initiatives. 

 Thank you all!

We want to hear what You Think!      
Data Driven Decision Making Steps:
1) WestEd, our state partner, tallies all of the parent, student, and staff entered data and returns it to us in raw form. 
2) Our RAD staff build our reports that school leaders utilize in the development of their site plans for 2017-18.
3) All OUSD departments meet in discussions over all OUSD comprehensive data sets including California Healthy Kids Data to allocate resources and devise strategies for Continuous Improvement. 
Our Surveys: 
Our Elementary, Secondary and Staff Surveys have been designed to grab the data meaningful for Continuous Improvement of our Community Schools, Thriving Students, School District. 
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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a comprehensive youth risk behavior, resilience and positive school climate data collection service available to all California local education agencies (it is also available outside of California). It consists of a modular survey instrument tied to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey and to WestEd's California Student Survey, together with a full-service survey support system. Separate elementary, middle, and high school versions are taken.
Since 1999, an integrated CHKS statewide representative sample has replaced both the California Student Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in California.
OUSD has administered the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for over a decade. It is now our official District survey and our primary method of gathering feedback from students, staff, and parents in support of serving children.
California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) questions are so well aligned to our Strategic Plan and our goal to have Full-Service Community Schools in every neighborhood. Data will be used to steer the initiatives of the Strategic Plan and the development of Full-Service Community Schools. 


The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is given to students throughout the state of California, in every school district. It asks students about their health, their habits, and how they feel about being at school.
Last Modified on December 12, 2016