Texas Education Agency Annual Survey

The Texas Education Code requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide the agency information relating to school health and physical activity.

The School Health Survey has been developed for this purpose, and data gathered will allow the agency and policy-makers to better address the health-related needs of Texas public schools and students. These surveys are posted on the Texas Education Agency Website.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC collects data on different aspects of student health. We have identified below the key resources you will find on their Adolescent and School Health section of the CDC website.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—

  1. Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence

  2. Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection

  3. Alcohol and other drug use

  4. Tobacco use

  5. Unhealthy dietary behaviors

  6. Inadequate physical activity:

  • You can also explore the YRBS Questions individually, click on the link below:

  • Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences Survey (ABES) is a nationally representative survey of U.S. high school students that explores how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted adolescents. ABES data will be released Spring 2022.

  • School Health Profiles is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts and territories. Profile surveys are conducted biennially by education nand health agencies among middle and high school principals and lead health education teachers.

  • School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS) was conducted from 1994 through 2016. While this survey is no long conducted, there is information that is useful including how key policies and practices in different states have changed over time.

  • The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the nation’s premier system of health-related telephone surveys that collect state data about U.S. residents regarding their health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services. Established in 1984 with 15 states, BRFSS now collects data in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories. BRFSS completes more than 400,000 adult interviews each year, making it the largest continuously conducted health survey system in the world.

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