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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:

  1. Effective Leaders
  2. Collaborative Teachers
  3. Involved Families
  4. Supportive Environments
  5. 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.

Schools across Illinois participated in the Ninth annual 5Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions: Organizing Schools for Improvement this past academic year. This survey generates valuable data that districts can use to guide their ongoing efforts to improve schools and
to offer students an excellent education. 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 Chicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of
Education. Data and indicators are a result from an anonymous administration of the survey instrument.


2022 Illinois  Student Survey

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/student/

Students will need to enter their student ID and birth date to take the survey.


2022 Illinois Parent Survey

Link to survey: http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/

Opens Jan. 11, 2022 and closes March 11, 2022.