About the National Data

Data

Baseline: 9.7 percent of students in grades 9 through 12 reported that they had been forced to do "sexual things" (e.g., kissing, touching, or having sexual intercourse) they did not want to do 1 or more times in the past 12 months in 2017

Target: 8.7 percent

Numerator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12 who report that they had been forced to do "sexual things" (e.g., kissing, touching, or being physically forced to have sexual intercourse) they did not want to do 1 or more times during the past 12 months.
Denominator
Number of students in grades 9 through 12.
Target-setting method

Minimal statistical significance

Target-setting method details
Minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. The standard error was used to calculate a target based on minimal statistical significance, assuming the same standard error for the target as for the baseline. This method was used because it was a statistically significant improvement from the baseline.