Dear D57 Parents/Guardians,
Now through March 11, we hope you will participate in an important annual statewide survey called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent/guardian within District 57, this survey allows you the opportunity to share your thoughts on five critical areas linked directly to school improvement and student achievement:
- Effective Leaders;
- Collaborative Teachers;
- Involved Families;
- Supportive Environment; and
- Ambitious Instruction
This research-based survey shows that schools scoring strongly on at least 3 of the 5 essentials were 10 times more likely to show substantial student gains in learning. 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. If at least 20 percent of parents from your child’s school complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated for the school that will serve as an important source of information to continually improve our schools.
Your identity and survey responses are completely confidential. The school does not have access to individual survey responses and cannot connect any survey responses to you or your child. Please take a few minutes to take the survey by visiting http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/survey/parent/
. Once there, select the appropriate survey to begin.
For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit here
Dr. Mary Gorr