The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is administered every 2 years in grades 5, 7, 9, 11 and at Berkeley Technology Academy (BTECH).
The purposes for conducting the California Healthy Kids Survey are to (a) reduce risky behaviors, (b) help school districts to identify areas for prevention and intervention education, (c) promote learning, (d) promote healthy behaviors, and (e) promote health programs.
Fifth grade students in Berkeley, who have been given parental consent to participate, will take the survey at their elementary schools between January 27 and 31, 2014. View the bilingual 2013-14 fifth grade student survey here.
Students in grades 7,9,11 and at B-Tech will take the survey unless a parent/guardian specifically requests that their student not take the anonymous survey.
CHKS provides data to facilitate prevention and early intervention education. Delaying the onset of risk behaviors reduces the level of involvement and related problems.
CHKS data are used widely by many public agencies including the City of Berkeley’s Public Health Department.