Student risk behavior survey has mixed results

Jul 10, 2013

There's some encouraging results in a survey of Montana students; and some troubling results as well.

A new category for this year is dating violence. Just over 11 percent of participants reported experiencing some form of dating violence.  
       The Montana Office of Public Instruction released the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey results for Montana high school students. The 99-item questionnaire was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It's a self-reporting and anonymous student survey issued by the Office of Public Instruction in February of every odd-numbered year.  

Denise Juneau
Credit MT OPI

  In tonight's feature interview with Edward O'Brien, Montana School Superintendent, Denise Juneau, discusses some of the ongoing challenges the survey revealed.
 First though, the good news: