5 Essentials Survey Available for Parents
Posted on 11/06/2018

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is 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 larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:

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

All of our teachers along with our students in grades 4-8 will be responding to this survey.  If at least 20 percent of our parents complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated.

Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. 

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is open through January 18, 2019. To take the survey please visit and enter your e-mail address, the county name (Christian) and the school name (Taylorville Junior High School).