5Essentials Survey

    • The Illinois 5Essentials Parent Survey will be available from October 23, 2018 through January 18, 2019. This survey provides District 300 parents and guardians with the opportunity to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness.

      The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:

      • Effective Leaders

      • Collaborative Teachers

      • Involved Families

      • Supportive Environment

      • Ambitious Instruction

      Twenty years of research at the University of Chicago in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of the 5Essentials were 10 times more likely to make substantial gains in improving student reading and math than schools that were weak on three or more of the Essentials. Those differences remained true even after controlling for student and school characteristics, including poverty, race, gender, and neighborhood characteristics. Strength on components within the Essentials also correlated with increased teacher retention, student attendance, college enrollment, and high school graduation.

      Parents and guardians may take the Illinois 5Essential survey, by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/          

      For more information please visit: www.5-essentials.org/illinois.