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Data analysis is a vital part of an effective TUPE program. Data may sh​ow areas of strength and uncover areas ​that require more focus and​​​​ guidance. Along with the CHKS and CYTS, TUPE programs should utilize additional ​​data to guide their implementation efforts. ​​​​​

​​CalSCHLS / CHKS

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The California S​chool Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys (CalSCHLS) are a suite of survey instruments administered by WestEd and supported by CDE. They include the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), California School Staff Survey (CSSS), and California School Parent Survey (CSPS).​​

All TUPE-funded LEAs are required to administer the CHKS Secondary Core Module at least every other year to students in grades six, seven, nine, and eleven, depending on the schools included in their grant. The CHKS includes a number of tobacco-specific questions that assist LEAs, COEs, and CDE in evaluating the effectiveness of the TUPE program and monitoring chan​​ges in student tobacco use.

For support with administering the CHKS and other CalSCHLS instruments, contact your regional technical advisor via the CalSCHLS Contact Page​.

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CYTS

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The California Youth Tobacco Survey (CYTS) is a statewide survey of tobacco use, behaviors, and attitudes among youth in California. It has been conducted since 2001, and was previously known as the California Student Tobacco Survey. Schools and policy makers can use this information to understand local trends in tobacco use and prevent youth tobacco use in California.​​

The California Youth Tobacco Survey (CYTS) consists of students in grades 8, 10, and 12. Classrooms are selected randomly from a list of homeroom classes, for an average of 140 students per school.​ The CYTS provides up-to-date data that will be used to:

  • T​​rack statewide student tobacco use in grades 8, 10, and 12
  • Examine trends in the use of multiple products, such as cigarettes, vapes, hookah, little cigars/cigarillos, and marijuana
  • Determine whether the introduction of new and emerging tobacco products has changed social norms for youth tobacco use
  • Shape prevention and intervention efforts and increase awareness to better serve middle and high school students across the state
  • Influence policies that will prevent the sale of tobacco and marijuana products to youth in California

For support with administering the CYTS, contact cyts@rti.org​.

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