Beginning in October 2017, Arlington moved away from administering a separate Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) tool and partnered with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to administer the state survey tool. Much of the core survey content remains the same, but this undertaking has allowed us to reduce duplication and survey fatigue, and align with state and national trend data.
In the fall, this anonymous, voluntary survey was administered to students in 6th-12th grade in randomly selected classes across Arlington Public Schools (APS).Additional information about the survey can be found on our website here: Youth Risk Behavior Survey or on the VDH website here: Virginia Youth Survey.
The Partnership shares these results to facilitate conversation for other groups. Contact Partnership Data Specialist Grace Wagner for more.
Here are some sample questions to consider when reading through and discussing the YRBS results.
In 2022, APCYF will use the Virginia Youth Survey