Other Data in the Wellness Priority
Choose two (2) from the following options:
1. Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a voluntary self-reported survey of students. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed in 1990 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and supported by the Division of Adolescent School Health (DASH), to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute markedly to the leading causes of death, disability and social problems among youth.
The YRBS collects data from adolescents in grade K-12 in many key health related risk behaviors including violence, alcohol tobacco and other drugs, sexual behaviors, dietary behaviors and physical activity.
The Statewide YRBS is implemented by the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Coordinated School Health Services.
2. Economic Indicators for School Attendance Area – Economic data by gender, grade level and subgroup populations at the school-level can be used to develop ACSIP goals and objectives. Economic data include:
a. Aggregate Free and Reduced-Price Meal Eligibility Data – Aggregate data for the percentage of free and reduced students will assist schools in determining the economic status of children within a school. NO INDIVIDUAL STUDENT DATA can be used for this purpose. See October 1 Arkansas Public School Computer Network (APSCN) Cycle 2 Report for current and previous years.
b. Migrant Data – School level collection of migrant data for the three previous years will assist schools in determining the significance of data and the characteristics of this population that need to be addressed in the ASCIP goals and objectives.
c. Homeless Data – School level homeless data collection began in SY 2003-04 based on the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Schools will review this aggregate data to be supplied by the school district Homeless Liaison for the school district information. “This information will be used to determine the extent to which the state ensures homeless children and youth have access to free, appropriate public education under Title X Part C of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.” (ADE Commissioner’s Memo: SI-04-073)
3. Kids Count Coalition Data
This coalition provides data by Arkansas County and Congressional Area http://www.aradvocates.org/kids-count-data-center/. The report data may be reviewed for the school attendance area. “The Kids Count” offers four data systems that allow visitors to create free, customized data reports. Most systems include Profiles, Ranking, Line Graphs, Maps and Raw Data.”
a. “Kids Count State-Level Data Online – Summary”: This system contains data for over 75 measures of child well-being, including all the measures regularly used in our popular KIDS COUNT Data Book—the signature product of the KIDS COUNT initiative—as well as the state data formerly in the “Right Start” publication.”
b. “Reports”: Profiles, Graphs, Maps, Rankings, And Raw Data”
c. “Geographic Area”: 50 States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Limited data also available for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.”
d. “Indicators”: Over 75 indicators of child well-being, including the 10 key measure that comprise an index of child well-being used in the annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, and the 8 indicators formerly in Right Start.”
The Annie Casey Foundation website at http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/ and the Kids Count On-Line State Database at http://www.aecf.org/kidscount/sld/profile.jsp
4. Hometown Health Data Collection
Community health initiative lead by the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provides annual Arkansas county population and health statistics data at http://www.healthyarkansas.com/stats/hth02/HTHB.HTM