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Illinois Five Essentials

 

Parents, we need your voice! Parents are invited to complete the Illinois 5Essentials Survey starting January 23, 2024.

The 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that lead to improved outcomes for all students, including attendance and larger test score gains. 

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

1. Effective Leaders

2. Collaborative Teachers

3. Involved Families

4. Supportive Environments

5. Ambitious Instruction

To access the survey, please contact your school and ask school staff how to participate. 

In addition to parent participation, the 5Essentials Survey is taken by all pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and all 4th-12th grade students. It usually requires no more than 30 minutes to complete. The information collected through the survey is rigorously reviewed and analyzed to generate a 5Essentials Report for each school. The 5Essentials Report provides a comprehensive picture of the school environment based on five essential areas critical for school improvement in a meaningful context of similar and successful schools.