AH-5.5 Increase the proportion of adolescents who consider their school work to be meaningful and important

National Data Source
National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH); Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
26.4 (2008)
Target
29.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of adolescents aged 12-17 who always felt that their assigned school work was meaningful and important during the past 12 months
Denominator
Adolescents aged 12-17 who attended any type of school or were home-schooled during the past 12 months
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

National Survey on Drug Use and Health, SAMHSA

[NUMERATOR:]

YE-11, "During the past 12 months, how often did you feel that the school work you were assigned to do was meaningful and important?"

  • (1) Always (this response selected as basis for numerator)
  • (2) Sometimes
  • (3) Seldom
  • (4) Never
  • (5) DK/REF
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable