Paper Survey

Conducting the IYS by paper/pencil format

Schools registered to administer the paper survey will receive their materials approximately 1 month before their intended survey date.  Materials include survey booklets, sharpened pencils, classroom envelopes, and teacher instructions.  Return shipping labels are also provided.


  • School Coordinator Guidelines for Survey Administration - Paper
    This document provides instructions for overseeing the administration of the paper version of the Illinois Youth Survey in your school.
  • Teacher Instructions for Survey Administration - Paper
    This document provides instructions for the classroom teacher or proctor who will be directly administering the paper survey in the classroom.
  • Preparing to administer the Illinois Youth Survey using Paper

    This video tutorial outlines the steps for administering the IYS paper version of the survey. It provides guidelines for successful survey administration.

For help in choosing between Online and Paper Surveying visit our Conducting Survey page.