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Welcome to the Iowa Youth Survey

2014 IYS Documents
IMPORTANT: Iowa Youth Survey Letter
Registration for the 2014 IYS
2014 IYS Parent Letter-Spanish (Word)
2014 Facilitator Handout
2014 Building Census Form
IYS Census System

Iowa Youth Survey Publications

The 2010 and 2012 Iowa Youth Survey (IYS) district reports are now available online for all districts that:

  • Took the IYS in September-October 2012, and
  • Had enough students participate to receive a report.


Please use the following steps to access your district’s report:

  • Identify the person in the district who has access to the "Download-DE to District" button on the Iowa Education Portal
  • Have this person login to the Iowa Education Portal (
  • Under EdInfo, click on “Download – DE to District”

The Iowa Youth Survey is conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Education, the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center, and the Iowa Department of Human Services.

In the fall of 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, and 2012 students in the 6th, 8th, and 11th grades across the state of Iowa answered questions about their attitudes and experiences regarding alcohol and other drug use and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments. In 2008 the survey was administered online for the first time. The 2014 survey will also be online and will be conducted in October.

Iowa Youth Survey reports list responses to every question on the survey, providing total percentages and breakdowns by grade and gender. Twenty six constructs within nine framework domains are included.

Reports are available in the following categories:

  • State of Iowa
  • Counties
  • Judicial Districts
  • Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Planning Regions
  • Area Education Association Regions

Also available is the Iowa Youth Survey Trend Report which contains comparisons across all surveys using a youth development results framework.