The New York State Youth Development Survey (NYSYDS) measures important indicators of student behaviors related to student safety, development and well being. This report summarizes findings from the NYSYDS, which was conducted during the 2021-22 school year. Many of the questions asked about a student’s involvement with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, which continues to be a persistent problem facing the youth of America. The survey
also assessed risk and protective factors that predict problem behaviors (Arthur, 2002; Hawkins,
1992) as well as positive student outcomes. (Arthur, 2015).