5Essentials Parent Survey

  • As a parent, you now have an opportunity to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey.

    Students and teachers across Illinois will also have an opportunity to participate in the statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school.

    Why the 5Essentials Survey
    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 10 minute 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

    Prior research in more than 400 schools has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials. 

    5Essentials Survey
    Every year, districts across Illinois participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. All teachers and 4th through 12th grade students will be responding to this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. These reports will be sent to schools and districts in April 2022 and will also be included in the State School Report Card. 

    Please be aware that under the Protection of Pupil Rights Act. 20 U.S.C. Section 1232(c) (1) (A), you have the right to review a copy of the questions asked of your student(s). Survey questions can be found on the Illinois 5Essentials Support Center

    If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, please click the following link for more information: 5Essentials Survey Opt-Out Information

    5Essentials Parent Survey - 20% Needed
    Additionally, your district has chosen to provide the optional Parent Supplement survey. If at least 20 percent of Yorkville CUSD 115 parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will also be generated. The survey takes approximately 10 minutes. 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 your child’s school and guide improvement. NOTE: Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

    The Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted January 11, 2022 through March 11, 2022. The Parent Survey Supplement will be conducted during that same timeframe. To take the survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/and select the appropriate survey to begin.

    1) Once you arrive at the Welcome Portal please select the Parent Survey.

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    2) Fill in the information requested and click Login.

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    Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Brent Edwards at jbedwards@y115.org. Thank you so much for your participation and helping to provide key insights for improvement at your child’s school.