The Utah State Board of Training is in search of suggestions from Utah residents on the state’s Scholar Well being and Threat Prevention (SHARP) survey.
The SHARP survey is given each two years to college students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12, and is used to measure adolescent substance use, anti-social conduct and the chance and protecting components that predict these adolescent drawback behaviors, based on the state board. The USBE voted to withdraw and pause its assist from the SHARP survey on June 2.
“The explanation for this motion is because of numerous issues expressed by USBE members in the course of the June assembly,” reads a press launch. “USBE workers was requested to convene a workgroup to look at the problems introduced up in the course of the assembly.”
The board is asking that residents take a brief survey to offer suggestions on the SHARP survey. Data gathered by the survey might be used to assist inform members of the state board in the course of the Oct. 6 assembly the place the board will decide whether or not or to not assist the 2023 SHARP survey administration.
“The board hopes to assemble info from quite a lot of stakeholders, together with training workers and directors, private and non-private organizations, and people,” reads the discharge. “The survey is voluntary and people who selected to reply might be requested for contact info in case there are extra questions from the board.”
In accordance with the state board, participation in SHARP is a neighborhood choice — as much as every college district or constitution — and the place of the USBE doesn’t stop native businesses from collaborating within the survey.
USBE doesn’t present funding for the SHARP survey administration. No funding was affected by the choice and participation will nonetheless be free for all colleges that take part.
The survey will shut on Oct. 2 and might be discovered at https://usbe.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/kind/SV_7U7GZfcPKcp69Su.