Illinois 5Essentials Survey

This survey is based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago. It asks students about their experiences in school, giving school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans and set goals for future learning. Student participants in grades 4-8 will complete the survey during the school day. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information.

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. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

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

Additional information about the survey including questions and past reports can be found on the Illinois 5Essentials website

If you do not want your child to participate, please email or call your child’s principal by February 12, 2021. Thank you for always partnering with Forest Ridge School District 142 in the education of your students.