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Dane County Department of Human Services

Youth Assessment

2021

The 2021 Dane County Youth Assessment (DCYA) is a collaborative effort led by the Dane County Youth Commission in partnership with the United Way of Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County, the City of Madison, nineteen public school districts, and one private high school.  Youth completed the survey through their schools between January and April 2021. The High School Report and Middle School Report provide data tables of every survey question along with county-wide youth responses by grade level. The 2021 DCYA Overview Report summarizes and highlights key findings.

Comprehensive Reports

Demographic Reports

Webinars

2018

The 2018 Youth Assessment was a collaborative effort led by the Dane County Youth Commission in partnership with the United Way of Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County, the City of Madison, seventeen public school districts and one private high school. Youth completed the survey through their schools between January and April 2018. The High School and Middle School Reports provide data tables of every survey question along with county-wide youth responses by grade level. The 2018 DCYA Overview Report summarizes and highlights key findings.

2015

The 2015 Youth Assessment was a collaborative effort led by the Dane County Youth Commission in partnership with the United Way of Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County, the City of Madison, sixteen public school districts and one private school in Dane County. Over 20,000 students completed the survey between January and April 2015. Three reports summarize information collected from youth. The HS and MS County-wide Reports provide data tables of every survey question along with county-wide youth responses. The 2015 DCYA Overview Report summarizes and highlights key findings.

2012

The 2012 Youth Assessment was a collaborative effort led by the Dane County Youth Commission in partnership with the United Way of Dane County, Public Health Madison & Dane County, the City of Madison, fifteen public school districts and one private school in Dane county. In 2012, over 20,000 students participated in the survey between January and March. Three reports summarize information collected from youth. The HS and MS County-wide Reports provide data tables of every survey question along with county-wide youth responses. The 2012 DCYA Overview Report summarizes and highlights key findings.

2009

The 2009 Dane County Youth Assessment surveyed more than 24,000 7th-12th grade students in 14 public school systems in Dane County. The survey consisted of 117 questions and was electronically administered between November 2008 and early February 2009. The first report summarizes the responses of high school students in the 14 participating school districts. The second report summarizes the responses of Middle School youth.

2005

The Dane County Youth Assessment 2005 was a survey of more than 21,000 7th-12th grade students in 14 public school systems in the county. The survey consisted of 178 questions and was taken in the fall of 2004. The first report includes the responses of high school students in the 14 participating school districts. Later this summer responses of the 7th and 8th grade students will be posted. This fall a series of reports focusing on issues such as smoking, student health, youth volunteerism and leadership will be released.

2000

The Dane County Youth Assessment 2000 was a survey of 6,695 7th-12th grade students in 13 public and private school systems in the county. The survey consisted of 158 questions and was taken in the fall of 1999 and published in the spring of 2000. Some of the chapters have minor formatting issues. Formatting aside, the integrity and content of the documents are not compromised.

In addition to the Final Report, the results of all 158 questions are presented cross-tabulated by grade and gender.

Contact Youth Commission

Megan Meinen

PEI Prevention Services Manager
Meinen.Megan@countyofdane.com

Dane County Department of Human Services
Prevention & Early Intervention Division
1202 Northport Drive
Madison WI 53704