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CalSCHLS Factsheets summarize the results of analyses of statewide data conducted on different topics. They provide context to help understand local survey results and the value of the data, as well as provide statewide norms for comparison with local results. Among the topics covered is how CHKS results vary based on race/ethnicity, the level of developmental support, and whether youth experience bias-related harassment, chronic sadness, and suicide ideation; are in foster care or attend continuation high schools; and are involved in alcohol, tobacco, or other drug use or other health risks.

Brief research reports based on the CHKS data

  1. Health Risks, Resilience, and the Academic Performance Index
  2. Student Tobacco Use and TUPE Competitive Grant Funding
  3. Are Student Health Risks and Low Resilience Assets an Impediment to the Academic Progress of Schools?
  4. Bias-related Harassment Among California Students
  5. Links Between Cigarette Smoking and Other Substance Use, Violence, and School Problems
  6. Substance use and Other Problems Among Youth in Foster and Relative Care
  7. Risk Behaviors and Problems Among Youth in Nontraditional Schools
  8. The Achievement Gap, School Well-Being, and Learning Supports
  9. Racial/Ethnic Differences in School Performance, Engagement, Safety, and Supports
  10. Harassment Among California Students, 2006-08
  11. Students Who Report Chronic Sadness, 2006-08
  12. Students Who Contemplated Suicide, 2009-10
  13. Racial/ethnic Differences in Student Achievement, Engagement, Supports & Safety: Are They Greater Within Schools or Between Schools in California?
  14. Racial and Ethnic Group Differences in Responses on the CHKS Closing the Achievement Gap Module (CTAG)
  15. LCAP Baseline Data on School Climate and Pupil Engagement
  16. How are Student Reported Health Behavior, School Developmental Supports, and School Safety Related to Sadness and Suicidal Thoughts?
  17. Trends and Racial/Ethnic Group Differences in Cigarette, E-cigarette, and Marijuana Use among High School Students
  18. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Student Perceptions of School Fairness, Discipline, and Racial/Ethnic Conflict
  19. Trends in Pupil Engagement and Developmental Supports in California – Key Findings from the Biennial State CHKS, 2017/19
  20. Trends and Demographic Differences in Mental Health among California Secondary Students – Key Findings from the Biennial State CHKS, 2017/19
  21. Did COVID-related school building closures reduce student tobacco use, marijuana use, and vaping?

Brief research reports based on the CSSS data

  1. How School Climate Perceptions Vary by the Race and Ethnicity of Staff
  2. School Climate Perceptions of Staff in Schools with Different Racial/Ethnic Compositions

Additional factsheets reporting on CalSCHLS data related to school climate are available on the California Safe and Supportive Schools website. They explore relationships between the eight school climate domains assessed by CalSCHLS and important student- and school-level outcomes are explored.

Safe and Supportive Schools Factsheets