The SWYS survey is an adaptation of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Teen Assessment Program survey. The survey assesses teens’ perceptions of self, family, school and community; their future aspirations, worries and concerns; financial practices; and their activities, both positive and problematic. What follows is an executive summary of the results contained in this document.
The 2009 survey involved 5, 747 students in the school districts of Argyle, Barneveld, Belmont, Benton, Boscobel, Cassville, Cuba City, Darlington, Dodgeville, Fennimore, Highland, Iowa-Grant, Ithaca, Lancaster, Mineral Point, North Crawford, Pecatonica, Platteville, Potosi, Prairie du Chien, River Ridge, Seneca, Shullsburg, Southwestern, and Wauzeka. The University of Wisconsin-Extension Offices in Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette and Richland Counties and UW-Platteville’s Department of Psychology cooperated with the school districts to conduct the survey.