Digging into the Iowa Youth Survey

Enhancing school & community systems to meet student needs

Prairie Lakes AEA is hosting an Iowa Youth Survey Data Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 20, 2015 in the Twin Lakes Conference Room at the PLAEA office in Pocahontas. Lunch will be on your own.


Participants will:


  • Identify red flags in the data, overall strengths, areas for improvement
  • Determine the need for digging deeper into specific constructs/questions
  • Create and implement school/community action plans, based on identified areas of concern
  • Learn where to access additional information that addresses conditions for learning and the impact


Since the IYS is only administered to students in grades 6, 8 and 11, the focus of the day will be on middle and high schools. Local school school counselors, administrators, at-risk coordinators, curriculum coordinators and teacher-librarians are encouraged to attend. Local school teams may also choose to bring representatives of community agencies with their teams (e.g. YouthNet member agency, Fort Dodge, and Compass Pointe - Spencer, Storm Lake). AEA staff members, including academic strategists, behavior strategists, tech integrationists, L&L consultants and administrators are also encouraged to attend.


This will be a day to discover, discuss and dig into the ways in which data from the Iowa Youth Survey connect to student learning.


To register, click here. Registration deadline is 4 p.m. May 11.


If you have additional questions, please contact Linda Linn (llinn@plaea.org), Gary Dannenbring (gdannenbring@plaea.org), or Lorie Spanjers (lspanjers@plaea.org)

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