Texas School & College Surveys

Texas School Survey

The Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use collects self-reported tobacco, alcohol, and substance use data among students in grades 7 through 12 in Texas public schools. The survey is sponsored by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and administered by the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI). The Texas School Survey is offered to all schools throughout the state on an annual basis. PPRI actively recruits about 20% of Texas public schools with grades 7 through 12 to participate in the statewide assessment during the spring of even-numbered years. These schools are randomly selected — schools are not selected based on student demographics or other characteristics.

Texas College Survey

The Texas College Survey of Substance Use is an example of what can be accomplished by integrating public policy objectives with academic research. The survey is sponsored by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and has been facilitated by the staff of the Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) at Texas A&M University since its inception in 1997.

The Public Policy Research Institute (PPRI) is an academic research organization conducting public policy research on a variety of social, economic, and civil issues. PPRI staff conduct grant and contract research at the international, national, state, and local levels.

For an accessible version of a report, email trey@ppri.tamu.edu.