The CHKS has provided valuable data to both state and local education agencies in their efforts to understand and improve California schools. The California Department of Education uses the CHKS data in a variety of statewide projects as an important tool to provide California with key data elements in reducing learning barriers, enhancing student academic achievement, and meeting the needs of students in different ethnic groups, special education, and migrant education.
Many LEAs have used the CHKS to help them assess, identify, and analyze local challenges and successes around issues like gang reduction, mental health services, and community planning.
Click on the links to the left to learn more about how CHKS has been used to help promote healthier, safer schools and communities and improve academic achievement in state initiatives and local special projects.
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“The data has been very helpful to us in developing safe and welcoming schools plans. We also have used the data to create a more structured mental health services program for at-risk students. A large portion of our strategic plan is also based on the survey results. It would be devastating to no longer have the survey.”