Nonacademic Tests, Questionnaires, Surveys, and Exams

  • The school district created this resource page in accordance with the requirements of a new Kansas law known as House Bill 2567, Section 27, which took effect July 1, 2022.  This webpage will host resource links to nonacademic tests, questionnaires, surveys and exams that may be available to students. Written parental consent is required for students to participate when these types of surveys or exams include questions about personal and private attitudes, values and beliefs, as well as practices of the student, parents, guardians, family members, associates, friends and/or peers. 

    When administering Nonacademic Tests, Questionnaires, Surveys, and Exams, the district will notify parents/guardians in writing no more than four months before administration of the Nonacademic Test, Questionnaire, Survey, and Exam (NTQSE). The notification will be sent to parents/guardians via email and will include a copy of the NTQSE. The notice will describe how the parent provides written consent, provide the name of the company or entity that produces or provides the survey, and explain how the data will be used.
     
    The parent must “opt-in” with consent in writing or electronic signature for each NTQSE. The district will utilize electronic signatures through the secured Skyward Family Access. The student may “opt-out” of the NTQSE and must be informed of this right. A copy of the NTQSE is available on this webpage (below).  
     
    The district is embracing family engagement and transparency by asking parents to also "opt-in" their students for participation in other screeners and measures. Information related to other screeners and measures is on this webpage.

NTQSE

Other Screeners & Measures

  • mySAEBRS for grades 2 through 12

    November 18, 2022

    We are asking parents to provide written consent to opt-in their students (grades 2-12) for participation in this five-minute screener. Schools offer the screener in the fall, winter, and spring. mySAEBRS will be available to students who have parental consent, between December 5-16. Parents may opt-in their children by December 1, 2022.

    What is mySAEBRS?
    USD 232 has used mySAEBRS since 2019 and helps support the district’s school improvement plans and goals.The mySAEBRS tool, produced by FastBridge Illuminate for grades 2 through 12, is a quick, five-minute social, academic, and emotional behavior risk screener. It is a brief, norm-referenced tool for screening students to identify those who are at risk for social-emotional behavior concerns. This is the same company that is used for the district’s math and reading assessments. Having all three assessments on the same platform allows educators to have easy access to the results while meeting state requirements for assessment and screening. All data is securely gathered and specific to each student, with results containing a scaled score. Student-specific results are available to parents.

    Information gained from all FastBridge assessments directly informs the district’s Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) for reading, math, and social-emotional learning, allowing educators to proactively meet the needs of students.

    What are the questions students will answer?
    Students use “Never, Sometimes, Often, or Almost Always” to identify how frequently they experience described behaviors.

    Social Behavior

    • I argue with others.
    • I get along with my peers.
    • I lose my temper.
    • I disrupt class.
    • I am respectful.
    • Other people like me.
    • I have trouble waiting my turn.

    Academic Behavior

    • I like school.
    • I am ready for class.
    • I get good grades.
    • I have trouble working alone.
    • It's hard to pay attention in class.
    • I participate in class.

    Emotional Behavior

    • I feel sad.
    • I feel nervous.
    • I like to try new things.
    • I am happy.
    • I am worried.
    • When bad things happen.

    Written Consent
    Before parents provide consent, we request that they review the document "mySAEBRS." Parental consent is available through the secure Skyward Family Access. If you want your student to participate, please provide consent by Thursday, December 1, 2022. The five-minute screener will be given to students who have parental consent between December 5-16.

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