Importance of the optional
Family Domain Module
Over 90% of all Kansas districts participating in the KCTC survey administer the Family Domain Module.
Here’s why taking the optional Family Domain Module of the Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) Student Survey is so important…
- The KCTC Student Survey takes multiple environmental factors into account collecting information from four domainsrelevant to students’ lives: community, family, peer/individual, and school. Using ALL domains strengthens our understanding of adolescent behavior, perception, and attitudes.
- We know that students are influenced by many factors and behavior and attitudes do not develop in isolation.What happens at home affects adolescent performance and behavior at school. What happens in our schools can affect adolescent attitudes toward the community, and vice‐versa.
- It is critical that we look at the whole picture to determine the most appropriate approaches to focus prevention efforts.
- Research studies have shown thatacademic performance is affected by a whole host of risk and protective factors, including family management, opportunities for involvement in family activities, and rewards for involvement in family activities. These factors affecting students’ school performance cannot be measured and taken into consideration unless the KCTC is administered including the optional Family Domain Module.
- Scale scores for all domainsprovide useful information for districts and counties and include both risk AND protective factors. Family protective factors are positive family attributes that act as a buffer against negative risk factors.
- When all districts and counties participate in the optional Family Domain Module, itincreases the power of the data to expand our understanding of Kansas adolescents both locally and across the state.
- Certain grants and other additionalfunds may be tied specifically to data collected from the Family Domain Module.
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