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How can the school district use the Inventory results?

There are many benefits to participating in the Inventory.  School districts can use the data to:

  • To better understand risk and protective factors that support or threaten student success

  • To inform school policies

  • To select prevention programs or curricula

  • To collaborate with community prevention efforts

  • To succeed in grant-seeking

  • To report required data to the Department of Education

Student Participation

  • Student participation is voluntary

  • All student data is anonymous, no individual student can be identified through the assessment

  • Follow school policy regarding parental consent for student surveys

Validity

  • The WCYWI produces valid results.

  • Inventory questions come from validated national surveys:

  • Monitoring the Future Study (MTF)

  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)

  • National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

  • Communities that Care (CTC)

  • PRIDE

Advantages of using the WCYWI?

  • Developed locally with Warren County youth at the center of planning

  • Data is housed locally and is easily accessible

  • Free to your district

  • Flexible

  • Convenient

  • Customizable

  • Confidential

  • Valuable

  • Valid

An Upgraded Approach to Vital Data

Other communities around Ohio like Clark County and XXXX County and across the country like Fairfax County Virginia, have pioneered the path for developing locally owned youth wellbeing assessments.  School districts and their communities were frustrated with surveys that were not nimble and used outdated language and collected data on behavior trends that were no longer relevant in the lives of their young people.  Districts were frustrated with the amount of time it took to get their data reports back from national survey data bases.  After participating in the survey, districts receive lengthy reports that are often cumbersome and difficult to navigate so the data too often goes unused in planning and decision making.  Additionally, Schools are being held increasingly accountable for youth wellbeing and it’s impact on learning but do not have easy access to data that helps them understand these impacts and the associated risk and protective factors. 

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