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2020-2021 5 Essentials Survey

In the next few months, students, teachers and parents across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:  

● Effective Leaders

● Collaborative Teachers

● Involved Families

● Supportive Environments

● Ambitious Instruction

These reports will be sent to schools and districts and will also be included in the State School Report Card. Additionally, DeLand-Weldon will provide the 5Essentials parent survey that should take no longer than 20 minutes. If at least 30 percent of DW parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated. The parent data will not be reported on the State Report Card. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at DW and guide our improvement efforts. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.


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