The California Dept. of Education describes the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)
as "an anonymous, confidential
survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth
resiliency. It is administered to students at grades 5, 7, 9,
and 11. It enables schools and communities to collect and analyze
data regarding local youth health risks and behaviors, school
connectedness, school climate, protective factors, and school violence.
The CHKS is part of a comprehensive data-driven decision-making process
on improving school climate and student learning environment for
overall school improvements."