ERIC Number: ED327776
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Consumer's Guide to Alcohol and Other Drug Surveys.
Gabriel, Roy M.; And Others
This consumer's guide provides descriptive information about currently available surveys of student alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. Its purposes are to inform schools and communities about the instruments available to survey student AOD use, and to delineate the issues faced by educators while selecting or developing a survey instrument to assess use. After an introductory statement of purpose and a description of the process for selecting and reviewing survey instruments, Chapter 2 provides detailed descriptions of the content of the AOD use surveys reviewed, and discusses general content issues, such as substances to be included, attitudes, and other behaviors known to be related to AOD use. Chapter 3 addresses issues common to all AOD use survey tools, including psychometric issues such as reliability and validity, use issues guiding survey administration, and interpretation of results. Chapter 4 summarizes the principles and issues discussed throughout the guide in a rating scale recommended for use by local schools and communities. References are included, and the following items are appended: (1) sources searched for instruments and instruments considered but not included; (2) the survey review form; (3) abstracts of instruments featuring AOD use questions; (4) abstracts of other AOD survey instruments included in the guide; and (5) a guide to legal requirements for confidentiality of student records for school districts establishing policies and procedures for AOD-related student assistance programs. (TE)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Western Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities.; Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Test Center.
Note: Cover pages are printed on dark-green paper. Addenda on confidentiality contain small print.