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Iowa Youth Survey

The Iowa Youth Survey is a collaborative effort conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Department of Education, the Office of Drug Control Policy, the Iowa Department of Human Services, and the Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning in the Department of Human Rights. It has been administered in Iowa since 1975 but has undergone significant changes over time.

Since 1999, the survey has been administered to almost all of the 6th, 8th, and 11th grade students in the state. As a result, the Iowa Youth Survey has become a "census" survey that reflects the perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors of Iowa youth. In 2012, a total of 70,770 student surveys were completed and included in analyses.

The data have been reported in various ways to meet the needs of state, regional, and local planners. When these reports do not meet the needs of schools, Area Education Agency and DE staff are available to provide guidance and needed data analysis support.

To the left is a link to copies of the Iowa Youth Survey for Perry Community Schools.