Crystal Lake South and District 155 are working with Center for Prevention Research and Development at the University of Illinois to conduct a survey of Illinois middle and high school students. The purpose of the Illinois Youth Survey is to better understand Illinois youth risk and protective behaviors as they related to student problems and academic success.
If your child participates, he/she will be asked to complete a survey (with no names or identification numbers) that will be confidentially administered by a classroom teacher, counselor, or community member who has received training on survey administration. The survey is completely voluntary and privacy will be strictly protected. Students will use their Chromebooks to complete the survey during PE classes. It will last about 45 minutes. If there are any questions your child does not wish to answer, he/she is free to skip questions and they may stop taking survey at any time they choose. Students who do not wish to participate in the survey or stop participating or whose parents choose to deny permission for their participation will be provided with an appropriate alternative activity (e.g. reading in the school library or quiet reading) while the surveys are being administered. The staff handing out surveys will remind students of these rights before the survey begins.
This questionnaire asks about:
personal use of alcohol and other drugs, perception of risks, where accessed, consequences of use, approval or disapproval of use
students' feelings about their school experience
family and personal characteristics
family communication about substance use
feeling about self and moods
student health behaviors – food intake, exercise, height and weight
While the survey asks personal questions about illegal behavior, several steps are taken to protect privacy of students participating in the survey. Students can skip any or all questions if they feel uncomfortable, survey administrators will make efforts to insure privacy during the survey completion process. Collecting information from Illinois students has many benefits to youth in your community and throughout the state. Information on students in your school is provided back to your school to help determine what programs may be needed to keep students safe and healthy. If you wish to look over the survey questionnaire, it is available for review on the Survey Content page of the IYS website http://iys.cprd.illinois.edu Obtaining full participation is very important to the ability of your child's school and community to continue to improve the programs and strategies to prevent youth problem behaviors and enhance youth development. Thus we would greatly appreciate you allowing your child to participate.The surveys will be administered on January 8, 2018. If you DO NOT want your child to participate in the survey, please reply to this EMAIL no later than December 21, 2017. Your decision to deny permission will not in any way influence your future relationship with your child's school, and you may also withdraw your child during the survey by notifying the school office.If you have any questions about your son or daughter's rights as a participant in this study, please contact the University of Illinois Institutional Review Board at 217-333-2670 (collect calls will be accepted if you identify yourself as a research participant) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crystal Lake South junto con Distrito 155 están trabajando con el Centro de Investigación de Prevención y Desarrollo (CPRD sus siglas en Inglés) de la Universidad de Illinois para implementar una encuesta con estudiantes. El propósito de la Encuesta Juvenil de Illinois es entender mejor los comportamientos que ponen en riesgo o protegen a los jóvenes en relación con problemas escolares y éxito académico.
Si su hijo(a) participa, se le pedirá a él/ella que complete una encuesta (sin nombres o números de identificación) administrada confidencialmente por un maestro/a. La encuesta es completamente voluntaria y su privacidad será estrictamente protegida. Los estudiantes recibirán la encuesta informatica durante su clase de educación física, la encuesta durará entre 45 y 50 minutos. Si hay preguntas que su hijo(a) no desea contestar, él/ella puede saltar esas preguntas y puede parar de contestar la encuesta en cualquier momento que elija. A los estudiantes que no deseen participar en la encuesta, que paren de participar, o cuyos padres negaron el permiso para su participación, se les darán actividades alternativas apropiadas (ej. lectura en la biblioteca o lectura calmada) mientras la encuesta está siendo administrada. El personal que distribuya la encuesta les recordará a los estudiantes sobre estos derechos antes de empezar.
La encuesta pregunta sobre: