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Minnesota Student Survey Trends Over the Years 1992 – 2007. 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

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Minnesota Student Survey Trends Over the Years1992 – 2007


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 statewide and provide data for local use


Survey Coordination and Administration

  • Population-based student survey for grades 6, 9, 12

  • 2 versions of the survey

  • Paper-pencil bubble survey

  • Brief – one class period

  • Uniform instructions, checklist provided – schools administer the survey


2007 MSS Coordination

  • Partnership of 4 state agencies:

    Education, Health, Human Services, and Public Safety

  • Question changes and additions in 2007 based on federal reporting requirements and constituent input

  • Data use agreement needed when requesting data sets


Participation in the 2007 MSS

  • Non-Traditional Learning Settings: Statewide numbers of MSS participants in grades 7-12

    Alternative Schools/

    Area Learning Centers: 2,847

    Juvenile Correctional Facilities: 587


MSS 2007 Data Tables

  • State, county and non-traditional learning settings tables may be found at:

    • www.education.state.mn.us

    • www.health.state.mn.us/divs/chs/mss/

    • www.dhs.state.mn.us/id_007196

    • www.dps.state.mn.us/ojp

  • Tables are organized by subject area rather than by the order that questions appeared in the survey


MSS 2007 Reports

The following additional reports will be released in 2008:

  • Students in Non-Traditional Learning Settings (ALCs and JCFs)

  • Protective and Risk Factor Associations

  • Race and Ethnicity Tables

  • Snapshots on Minnesota Youth


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 district’s permission

  • *Counties with only one participating school district do not have their results posted on the web


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


Participation in the 2007 MSS

  • District participation rate:

    • In 2007, 309 out of 338 public school districts participated statewide (91%)

    • District participation over time:

      1992: 99% 1995: 92%1998: 92%

      2001: 91% 2004: 88% 2007: 91%


Participation in the 2007 MSS

  • Student participation rates:

    -Statewide, the 2007 MSS data represent these percentages of regular public school students:

    # students

    • 6th grade: 81% 49,081

    • 9th grade: 76% 50,713

    • 12th grade: 58% 36,755


Participation in the 2007 MSS

  • Reasons for non-participation within participating districts

    • Voluntary survey – student chose not to participate

    • Parents didn’t allow

    • Student was out of school on that day or at that time

    • Drop out


Trends Data

  • Trends data include only school districts that participated all 6 times since 1992

  • School district data for the 1992 – 2007 trend analysis represent 85% of all of the students surveyed during the six administrations of the survey

  • Sample weighting procedure adjusts for differences in participation rates across districts


Participation Over Time


Racial/Ethnic Identity Over Time


Topics in the Trend Report

  • 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


Academics & School Connectedness


Plan to go to college or beyond


Spend 6 or more hours per week on homework


All/most teachers are interested in you as a person


All/most teachersshow respect for students


Perceptions of School Safety


Feel safe at school (strongly agree or agree)


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


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


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


Violent & Anti-Social Behavior


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


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


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


Mental Health


Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (All students)


Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (6th Grade only)


Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (12th Grade only)


Felt sad all or most of the time in the past month (9th Grade only)


Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (All Students)


Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (6th Grade Only)


Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (12th Grade Only)


Felt discouraged or hopeless (extremely so or quite a bit) in a past month (9th Grade Only)


Tried to kill yourself in the past year (All Students)


Tried to kill yourself in the past year (9th Grade)


Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs


Percent of students using chemical substances one or more time in the past year (2007 trend data file)


Used alcohol one or more times in past year


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


Binge Drinking (5 or more drinks in a row) in past 2 weeks by grade & gender


Smoked Cigarettes the previous 30 days


Reported smoking a half pack or more per day in past 30 days


Used marijuana one or more times in past year


Used inhalants one or more times in the past year


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


Used methamphetamines one or more times in the past year


Drove motor vehicle after using alcohol or drugs in the past year


Rode with friends after they have been using alcohol or drugs


Other Health Behaviors


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


Five or more servings of fruits and vegetables yesterday


Feel that they are overweight (All students)


Feel that they are overweight (Females)


Feel that they are overweight (Males)


Always wears a seatbelt when riding in a car


Sexual Behaviors


Ever had sexual intercourse


Ever had sexual intercourse (9th Grade Only)


Ever had sexual intercourse (12th Grade Only)


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


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


Families


Feel your parents care very much


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


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


Alcohol use by any family member has repeatedly caused problems


Drug use by any family member has repeatedly caused problems


Summary of Findings

Risk Behaviors

  • Overall ATOD use decreased except marijuana and club drug use among 12th graders

  • Binge drinking among 12th graders remained stable at approximately 30%

  • Violent behaviors continued to decrease

  • Fewer students are driving after using alcohol or drugs


Summary of Findings

Positive Behaviors

  • More students (over 50%) wear a seatbelt all the time

  • Less than a quarter of students eat 5+ servings of fruits/vegetables each day, though 9th and 12th grades experienced improvements

  • Slight improvement on physical activity levels


Summary of Findings

Risk/Protective Factors

  • Schools are perceived as safe

  • Alcohol/drug problems by family members show slight improvements

  • Most students feel family connectedness

  • Most think teachers respect them, but fewer think teachers are interested in them as a person


Questions & Answers


Minnesota Student SurveyNew Questions in 2007


New Questions in 2007

  • Over 50 new questions were asked in 2007

  • Questions were added to meet the needs of stakeholders, reflect the experiences of students, and to meet federal reporting requirements


Students with Individualized Education Plans


Students Receiving Free or Reduced-Price School Lunch


Sexual Harassment & Bullying at School


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


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


Students who have been Bullied in the Last 30 Days


Students who have Bullied Someone in the Last 30 days


Student Activity


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


Students Participating in Hobby or Academic Clubs at Least Once Per Week


Students Participating in Mentoring Programs at Least Once Per Week


Why Students Participate in Community Based Activities (Top 4 Reasons)

  • 9th Graders

    • To have fun (79% -male; 85% - female)

    • To learn new skills (43% - male; 51% -female)

    • My friends participate (40% - male; 52% - female)

    • To help me get into college (35% - male; 45% - female)


Dating Violence


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


Someoneyou were dating hit, threatened or made you feel afraid


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


Physical & Mental Health


Students told they have Asthma


Students with A Physical Health Condition Lasting at least 12 months


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


Students Treated for a Mental /Emotional Health Problem


Weight Status based on BMI Index

9th Grade 12th Grade


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


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


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


Whether Students Have Hurt Themselves on Purpose


Students who have Gambled On-Line in past 12 Months


Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drug Use


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


Use of Any Tobacco Product in Past 30 Days


Age at First Alcohol Use

MalesFemales Males Females

9th Grade 12th Grade


Age at First Marijuana Use

MalesFemales Males Females

9th Grade 12th Grade


Students using Stimulants in past 12 Months


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


Students using Pain Relievers to Get High in past 12 Months


Students using Tranquilizers to Get High in past 12 Months


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


Social Disapproval of smoking one or more packs of cigarettes a day


Social Disapproval of Five or More Drinks Once or Twice a Week


Social Disapproval of Smoking Marijuana Once or Twice a Week


Social Disapproval of Using Other Drugs Once or Twice a Week


Questions & Answers


Recommendations

  • Continue intensive and comprehensive prevention efforts to sustain recent improvements

  • Pay close attention to illegal prescription drug use among older adolescents

  • Increase emphasis on binge drinking and pay attention to alcohol use among adolescents


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


Questions & Answers


THANK YOU!


Contact Info

  • Ann Kinney: 651-201-5946; [email protected]

  • Pete Rode: 651-201-5942; [email protected]


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