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Fourth Grade Students: Share your thoughts using the 5Essentials Survey

What is the 5Essentials Survey?

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

The five indicators that positively affect school success are:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction

Research derived from the Five Essentials for School Success has proven that schools strong on at least three of the 5Essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student outcomes.

The survey is another improvement tool that allows districts and the state to share data as a means to inform parents and community members about the school’s learning environment. The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education.

 

If you want to review the 5Essentials questions or DO NOT want your fourth grade student to participate in this endeavor, please contact your student's teacher immediately. Please note: Students in grades K-3 are not eligible (state guidelines) to participate in this survey.