Drug use by high school students

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Definitions: Percentage of high school students who report having used illegal drugs, such as marijuana, uppers or downers, at least once in the 30 days prior to taking the School Accountability for Learning and Teaching (SALT) Student Survey.

Data Source: Rhode Island SALT Survey Reports, retrieved from Information Works at www.infoworks.ride.uri.edu.

Footnotes: The SALT Student Survey is administered during one 60-minute class period each school year. All students in grades 4-12 in Rhode Island complete the survey, with the exception of students who have been excused by their parents and students with Individual Education Plans (IEPs) who are unable to take the survey. High school includes grades 9-12. Response rates for this question, for all districts ranged from 77% to 100%. Nationally, a response rate of 60% or greater is considered acceptable.