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District 54 parents encouraged to participate in Illinois 5Essentials Survey

All District 54 parents are encouraged to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey to provide us with their perspective and help guide our school improvement efforts.  The parent survey will be available online through February 15, 2019 at

The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and is available in English and Spanish. Note: the survey will time out and you will need to start over if you don’t finish in one sitting.

If you have more than one child, you may complete the survey for each child. You will be asked to select your county and then your child’s school. Be aware that there are often schools with the same or similar names in Illinois. The state is not providing hard copies of this survey. If you do not have access to a computer, you can visit one of our local libraries or call your child’s school and we will let you use a computer at the school to take the survey.

The survey is administered by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education. If at least 20 percent of parents at a school complete the survey, a supplemental parent report will be generated and shared with schools. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our schools.

A similar survey will also be administered to teachers and to students in fourth grade through eighth grade. District 54 students will take the survey at school before winter break. You can review the questions asked of students by visiting the 5 Essentials website.