Children, Youth and Families

Youth Assessment


Since , Dane County youth in grades 7-12 have been surveyed regarding their opinions, concerns, attitudes, behaviors and experiences. Survey results provide essential data to educators, service providers, parents, policy-makers and funding bodies to inform grant writing, program development and public policy. The 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 , 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 DCYA Overview Report summarizes and highlights key findings.

For questions or comments, please contact Connie Bettin, LCSW or call at (608) 242-6422.