Change Indicator

Alcohol use by high school students in Rhode Island

Alcohol use by high school students

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Note: Non-consecutive years appear adjacent in the trend line
because one or more years have been deselected.

Definition and Source



Percentage of high school students who report having used alcohol 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


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.

Last Updated

April 2009