Date: Jun 9 2023 9:00AM
This fall, students in 6th, 8th, and 11th grades in participating schools will complete the 2023 IYS by taking an electronic survey. The 2023 IYS administration will take place September 25 – November 3, 2023.
June Registration by Superintendents
This June, Iowa HHS will invite every superintendent in the state to indicate whether their school district will participate in the 2023 IYS administration. HHS will make an online IYS registration system available to districts and superintendents will be asked to provide school contact information through that system, including naming at least one other school staff member who can serve as a second point of contact.
This year, in compliance with new state legislation, parents must provide active consent for their students’ participation in IYS. HHS has developed parental consent documents for schools to share with parents along with the questionnaire. Participating school superintendents will be required to provide HHS with a letter of attestation to provide their assurance that active parental consent was given for every student taking the survey.
By accessing the Iowa Youth Health Assessment Program page, school administrators can find 2023 IYS information as it becomes available. This information will include the questionnaires in English and Spanish, parental consent documents in English and Spanish, a letter of attestation for school administrator use, and survey administration instructions. Publicly-available reports from previous iterations dating back to 1999 are also available. Publicly-available Iowa Youth Survey reports from 2023 will be available in early 2024.
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