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1 Minnesota Student Survey: Statewide Trends

2 Purpose of the MSS Data for program planning and evaluation and to meet federal requirements Address relevant issues confronting students Mark trends over time – conducted every 3 years since 1989 Involve schools/other educational settings statewide and provide data for local use

3 2010 MSS Coordination Partnership of 4 state agencies: Department of Education Department of Health Department of Human Services Department of Public Safety

4 Survey Coordination and Administration Population-based student for students in grades 6, 9, 12 and in non- traditional learning settings 2 versions of the survey Brief – one class period

5 Survey Coordination and Administration Paper-pencil bubble survey Minimal changes to the survey instrument since 2007 Uniform instructions, checklist provided – schools/facilities administer the survey

6 MSS Data Tables State, county and non-traditional learning settings tables may be found at: –www.education.state.mn.uswww.education.state.mn.us –www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss/www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss/ –www.dhs.state.mn.us/www.dhs.state.mn.us/ –www.dps.state.mn.us/ojpwww.dps.state.mn.us/ojp Tables are organized by subject area rather than by the order that questions appeared in the survey

7 MSS Reports The following additional reports will be released in 2011: –Youth in Correctional Facilities Report –Alternative Learning Settings Report –Race and Ethnicity Report –1992 and 2010 Comparison Report –Protective and Risk Factor Associations –Snapshots on Minnesota Youth

8 Availability of MSS Data State and county* level tables are on the web and are available to anyone State agencies do not provide district level results to others without the districts permission *Counties with only one participating school district do not have their results posted on the web

9 Availability of MSS Data Additional data runs available but not on an unlimited basis MSS data sets available to agencies for their own analysis Data use agreement must be put in place before data sets are provided

10 Participation in MSS District participation rate: –In 2010, 295 out of 335 public school districts participated statewide (88%) –District participation over time: 1992: 99% 1995: 92%1998: 92% 2001: 91% 2004: 88% 2007: 91% 2010: 88%

11 Participation in the 2010 MSS Regular Public Schools: Statewide numbers of MSS participants in grades 6, 9 and 12 # students 6 th grade: 46,787 9 th grade: 47, th grade: 36,734

12 Participation in the 2010 MSS Non-Traditional Learning Settings: Statewide numbers of MSS participants in grades 7-12 # students Alternative Schools/ Area Learning Centers:4,586 Juvenile Correctional Facilities: 587

13 Participation in MSS Reasons for non-participation within participating districts –Voluntary survey – student chose not to participate –Parents didnt allow –Student was out of school on that day or at that time –Drop out

14 Trends Data Trends data include only school districts that participated all 7 times since 1992 School district data for the 1992 – 2010 trend analysis represent 82% of all of the students surveyed during the seven administrations of the survey Sample weighting procedure adjusts for differences in participation rates across districts

15 Participation Over Time

16 Racial/Ethnic Identity Over Time

17 Topics in the Trend Presentation Academic and School Connectedness Perceptions of School Safety Violent and Anti-Social Behaviors Mental Health Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs Other Health Behaviors Sexual Behaviors Families

18 Academics & School Connectedness

19 Plan to go to college or beyond

20 Spend 6 or more hours per week on homework

21 All/most teachers are interested in you as a person

22 All/most teachers show respect for students

23 Perceptions of School Safety

24 Feel safe at school (strongly agree or agree)

25 Skipped school one or more times in the past 30 days because felt unsafe at or on the way to school

26 A student pushed, shoved or grabbed you on school property in the past 12 months

27 Was offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property in past 12 months

28 Violent & Anti-Social Behavior

29 Carried weapon (gun/other weapon) on school property one or more days in past 30 days

30 Hit or beat up another person one or more times in the past year

31 Damaged or destroyed property one or more times in the past year

32 Mental Health

33 Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month

34 Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (6 th graders by gender)

35 Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (12 th graders by gender)

36 Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (9 th graders by gender)

37 Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in the past month

38 Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (6 th graders by gender)

39 Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (12 th graders by gender)

40 Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (9 th grade by gender)

41 Tried to kill oneself in the past year

42 Tried to kill oneself in the past year (9 th graders by gender)

43 Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs

44 Percent of students using chemical substances in the past year (2010 trend data file)

45 Used alcohol one or more times in past year

46 Binge Drinking (5 or more drinks in a row) in past 2 weeks

47 Binge Drinking in past 2 weeks by grade & gender

48 Smoked Cigarettes the previous 30 days

49 Smoked half pack or more per day during the previous 30 days

50 Used marijuana one or more times in the past year

51 Used inhalants one or more times in the past year

52 Used LSD/psychedelics one or more times in the past year

53 Used methamphetamines one or more times in the past year

54 Drove motor vehicles after using alcohol or drugs in the past year

55 Rode with friends after they have been using alcohol or drugs

56 Other Health Behaviors

57 Physically active for 30 minutes or more on at least 5 of the last 7 days

58 Five or more servings of fruits and vegetables yesterday

59 Feel that they are overweight (All students)

60 Feel that they are overweight (Females)

61 Feel that they are overweight (Males)

62 Always wears a seatbelt when riding in a car

63 Sexual Behaviors

64 Ever had sexual intercourse

65 Ever had sexual intercourse (9 th Grade Only)

66 Ever had sexual intercourse (12 th Grade Only)

67 Talked with partner about STDs/HIV (Sexually Active Students Only)

68 You or your partner used a condom the last time you had intercourse (Sexually active students only)

69 Families

70 Feel your parents care about you very much

71 Can talk with your mother about problems most or some of the time

72 Can talk with your father about problems most or some of the time

73 Alcohol use by any family member has repeatedly caused problems

74 Drug use by any family member has repeatedly caused problems

75 Summary of Findings Risk Behaviors ATOD use decreased or was stable Between 1992 and 2010, all three grades have had significant declines in alcohol use Binge drinking among 12 th graders showed a notable decrease after many years of stability Violent behaviors decreased or were stable Fewer students are driving after using alcohol or drugs

76 Summary of Findings Positive Behaviors Most students (over 65%) wear a seatbelt all the time Less than a quarter of students eat 5+ servings of fruits/vegetables each day Very little change in physical activity levels Talking with every partner about STDs has declined among sex. active students

77 Summary of Findings Risk/Protective Factors Schools are perceived as safe Alcohol/drug problems by family members are stable Most students feel family connectedness Most think teachers respect them, but fewer think teachers are interested in them as a person

78 Minnesota Student Survey New Questions in 2007

79 New Questions in 2007 & 2010 Over 50 new questions were asked in 2007 In 2010, a one new question was added (how often home alone after school) and a series of questions were changed from peer disapproval for alcohol and drug use to parental disapproval

80 Students with Individualized Education Plans

81 Students Receiving Free or Reduced-Price School Lunch

82 How Often Students Are Home Alone/Unsupervised After School in a Typical Week (At least once)

83 Sexual Harassment & Bullying at School

84 Students who were Touched, Grabbed, or Pinched in a Sexual Way During Past 12 Months

85 Students Experiencing Unwanted Sexual Comments, Jokes, Gestures or Looks in Past 12 Months

86 Students who have been Bullied in the Last 30 Days

87 Students who have Bullied Someone in the Last 30 days

88 Student Activity

89 Youth Spending Six or More Hours per Week talking on Phone or Text Messaging

90 Students Participating in Mentoring Programs at Least Once Per Week

91 Why Students Participate in School or Community Based Activities (Top 4 Reasons) –To have fun 82% - 6 th ; 83% - 9 th ; 85% - 12 th –To learn new skills 56% - 6 th ; 50% - 9 th ; 46% - 12 th –My friends participate 38% - 6 th ; 49% - 9 th ; 46% - 12 th –To help me get into college 21% - 6 th ; 40% - 9 th ; 39% - 12 th

92 Dating Violence

93 Students who Report Harming (physically or sexually) Someone they were Going out with

94 Someone you were dating hit, threatened or made you feel afraid

95 Someone you were dating forced you to have sex or do something sexual

96 Physical & Mental Health

97 Students told they have Asthma

98 Students with A Physical Health Condition Lasting at least 12 months

99 Students with A Mental/Emotional Health Condition Lasting at least 12 months

100 Students Treated for a Mental / Emotional Health Problem

101 Weight Status based on BMI Index

102 Emotional Well-being/Distress A series of questions developed for use by DHS in creating an index Questions include: –I get a lot of headaches, stomachaches or sickness –I often have trouble getting to sleep and staying asleep –I am often irritable and angry

103 I do things before I think (agree/mostly agree)

104 I am often unhappy, depressed or tearful (agree/mostly agree)

105 Whether Students Have Hurt Themselves on Purpose

106 Students who have Gambled On- Line in past 12 Months

107 Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Use

108 Students who have Smoked Cigars, Cigarillos or Little Cigars at Least Once in Past 30 Days

109 Use of Any Tobacco Product in Past 30 Days

110 Age at First Alcohol Use

111 Age at First Marijuana Use

112 Students using Stimulants in past 12 Months

113 Students using ADHD or ADD Drugs to Get High in past 12 Months

114 Students using Pain Relievers to Get High in past 12 Months

115 Students using Tranquilizers to Get High in past 12 Months

116 Students who have Talked with Parents About Dangers of Tobacco, Alcohol, or Drug Use

117 Parental Disapproval of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes a day

118 Parental Disapproval of Drinking Alcohol

119 Parental Disapproval of Smoking Marijuana

120 Parental Disapproval of Using Other Illegal Drugs

121 Recommendations Continue intensive and comprehensive prevention efforts to sustain recent improvements Pay close attention to illegal prescription drug use among older adolescents Continue emphasis on binge drinking and pay attention to alcohol use among adolescents

122 Recommendations Continue prevention programs focused on wearing seatbelts, healthy eating and exercise, as well as on risks of unprotected sexual behavior and driving after substance use Celebrate and further explore family, school and community supports

123 Questions & Answers

124 THANK YOU!


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