Illinois 5Essentials Survey

  • How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies and quality of facilities. Fill out your online survey through Feb. 15, 2019. Please note: Since CCSD15 is based in Cook County, please select "Cook" from the county drop-down list. 

    The results from this survey will become part of each school's public Illinois School Report Card. The data is also used periodically by media outlets as part of national and state school rankings. We appreciate your input!




    Students, teachers, and parents in District 15 and across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the sixth 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.

    The Illinois 5Essentials Survey gathers data related to five indicators that can be targeted to improve important student outcomes, including attendance and state test score gains. The 5Essentials Survey asks questions about:

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

    All District 15 teachers and 6th through 8th grade students will be asked to take this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if at least 50% of the teachers and students complete the survey.

    District 15 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of parents from your child’s school complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated and is one important source of information from parents.

    Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

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