October 2014: Two New MSS Indicators
Household Drug Use
Data on students reporting the live with someone who uses illegal drugs or abuses prescription drugs are now available on SUMN. Also new to the site is a fact sheet on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their association with substance use and mental health. More ACEs indicators to come soon!
Perceived Peer Alcohol Use
New data are available on students who think MOST STUDENTS at their school drink alcohol monthly or more often. Perceived use is considerably higher than actual reported use.
Accessing MSS Data
Visitors can search MSS data using three different datasets. Once you select an MSS indicator using Data by Topic, the toolbar at the top contains a drop-down menu labeled dataset. MSS:New Set will provide 2013 data for 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th graders, MSS:9th Grade Trend will show multiple years of data for only 9th graders, MSS:Original will provide MSS data from 1995 to 2010 for 6th, 9th, and 12th graders. New in 2013, state-level data are searchable by sexual orientation.