University of Illinois Center for Prevention Research & Development

Illinois Youth Survey

Surveying the health and social indicators of Illinois youth since 1993
  • TESTIMONIAL
    TESTIMONIAL "The data obtained through the IYS assists with planning, grant applications and reporting." - Christopher Koch, Ed.D., State Superintendent of Education Learn More
  • WHAT DO SCHOOLS GET FROM SURVEYING?
    WHAT DO SCHOOLS GET FROM SURVEYING? Individual reports are sent to all participating schools Learn More
  • CUSTOMIZE YOUR SURVEY
    CUSTOMIZE YOUR SURVEY Add up to 30 local questions and maximize your time! Learn More
  • BENEFITS TO SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES
    BENEFITS TO SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES Hear what others have to say about the IYS Learn More

Bullying. Depression. Drug Use. See how your school compares.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • There's still time to register for the 2014 IYS! Visit the "Register" page today.

  • State Superintendent, Christopher Koch, Ed.D, and CPS Chief Health Officer, Dr. Stephanie Whyte, both support schools using the IYS. See support letters on our "Recruiting" page
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Data You Can Actually Use

Data You Can Actually Use

IYS creates individualized, easy-to-use reports that you can use to assess school needs, track progress towards your school's physical, social and mental health goals, and evaluate student support services. Best of all, it's free to all Illinois schools.

Custom Individual Reports

Custom Individual Reports

IYS gathers health and social indicator data from 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students at your school. For convenience, the survey is available both in paper/pencil format or online. Schools can even include up to 30 questions of their choice for a more customized survey.


  • FREE to all Illinois schools (grades 6, 8, 10, and 12)
  • Schools may include up to 30 questions of their choice
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Administered online or in paper format
  • Easy-to-use, individual school reports