How Schools Benefit by Participating in the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Student Survey
- The KCTC provides a way for schools tomonitor important aspects of youth attitude and behavior at no cost.
- Data is used to apply for or evaluategrant funding – funding that directly and indirectly benefits students.
- Starting in 2017, participating districts with stable participation rates will be provided with a Social‐Emotional Learning data report. The report can be used as a universal screening to identify a district’s strengths and challenges to helpimprove youth SEL and meet newaccreditation requirements.
- School administration receive their owndistrict data report each year and have online access to a password protected website to view data at any time.
- Many schools use the KCTC to develop a school profile andstrategic plan, using data to identify areas of need and determine what is working and what needs improvement.
- It is the only survey that provides consistent and reliable data for local level (school district and school building) and broadercommunity planning.
- By administering the survey every year, administrators cantrack trends occurring over time.
- The survey measures not only risk factors, but also protective factors – positive trends or attributes within a building, grade, district, or county.
- The KCTC Student Surveymeasures behaviors that help schools and communities learn and grow.
If you have questions about the survey, contact the KCTC Team at Greenbush at [email protected], or call 620-724-6281, ext. 366.
Revised May 2023
SEKESC IRB STUDY#2023-06