5Essentials Parent Survey

Parents and Guardians of Farmington Central Students,

During the month of February, students, parents, and teachers across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the tenth annual, statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school and our district as a whole.  A link to the 5Essentials Parent Survey is available here; please keep reading for more information regarding the 5 Essentials 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 survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and increased academic growth. The 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.

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 late April 2020 and will also be included in the State School Report Card for the current school year.