Reports

CHKS reports are produced at the district, county, and state levels, and are posted on this website around November for the prior school year. Districts also have the option to request that their data be reported at the school level if they surveyed a sufficient number of students in their schools. There are many other options to choose from for preparing custom tables, graphs, and reports.

District Reports

Local CHKS results are provided in two report formats. The Main Report consists of a series of tables organized by topic that summarize all the survey results by grade-level.

All current Main Reports can be publicly accessed through the online Reports Search Engine. They are posted the school year after the survey was conducted. Please call 888.841.7536 to inquire about getting reports older than 2008-2009.

In addition, starting in 2009-10 districts with a sufficient number of students completing the survey who self-identify as participants in the migrant education program will receive reports disaggregating the results for migrant students compared to all others. These reports will also be posted on the website. Districts that elected to include the supplementary CTAG Module will automatically receive all their survey results disaggregated by the race/ethnicity of students.

County-Level Reports

County-level reports were produced for all counties in California up to 2010-2011. These are two-year aggregated and weighted reports that encompass all schools that administered the CHKS within the two-year cycle. County-level reports can be publicly accessed through the online Reports Search Engine.

County level reports are currently produced by request only and the CHKS must have been conducted by a representative sample of the county. The County-Level Report Policy below shows the requirements to qualify for a county level report and how County Offices of Education can help encourage their districts to conduct the survey.

School-Level Reports

Districts who administer the CHKS have the option to request that their data be reported at the school level for a small fee, if they surveyed a sufficient number of students in their schools. These reports are not publicly posted. Individual school-level reports may be of interest for many reasons. Primary among these is the interest of staff and parents about their own local school results, especially if the schools vary significantly in demographics, programs, or other characteristics.

Please contact the district's CHKS Coordinator to find a specific school-level report. If you do not know who the CHKS Coordinator is you can contact us.

State-level Reports

Comparing your CHKS results with other local, regional, state, or national datasets may help guide program decisions by placing the results in a larger context. How do your students compare to others in your area? Are the trends you see locally also occurring on a larger scale? If so, the changes you see locally might be rooted less in local circumstances or programs than in broader socio-cultural trends. Because there is a two-year cycle for all districts in the state to complete their biennial surveys, state-level reports consist of two-year compilations. However, new reports are generated each year, weighted to more accurately reflect the data from large districts that survey only a sample of their enrollment.  CHKS data disaggregated by race/ethnicity are labeled CTAG (Closing the Achievement Gap) reports.

Aggregated California CHKS Data

Elementary (5th Grade) Main Reports

Secondary (Upper Grades) Main Reports

Secondary (Upper Grades) Main Reports, disaggregated by non-smoker vs. smoker

Secondary (Upper Grades) Migrant Education Reports

Secondary (Upper Grades) CTAG Reports, disaggregated by race/ethnicity of student enrollment

California Student Survey (CSS) Results in CHKS Format

Statewide norms in California have also been provided by the biennial statewide California Student Survey (CSS). Not only were many of the CHKS items on drug use and violence derived from the CSS, but the CSS was later expanded to include all the items on the CHKS Core as well as items on school and community developmental supports. For easy comparison, the CHKS staff have organized the CSS results in the same order and format that is used in the CHKS Technical Reports.

California Student Survey (CSS) Results (NOT in CHKS Format)

The following reports are from the 2009-2010 CSS in the format submitted to the state. Many of the items are from the CHKS but the format of this report is not directly comparable to the CHKS reports.

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