February 13, 2019
Parents and Guardians are Encouraged to Provide Input on Schools

Parents and guardians in District 207 have an opportunity to participate in the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness and help guide school improvement.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online on behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education and the results become part of each of our schools’ Illinois School Report Card. The survey identifies five indicators: effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments and ambitious instruction.

All District 207 parents are encouraged to take this survey. The parent survey is only 26 questions and the State estimates it can be completed in 10 minutes or less. The survey is available in English and Spanish.

If parents have more than one child at a school, they should complete only one survey for that school. In addition, only one parent or guardian per household may participate in the survey. Parents with children enrolled in multiple schools may take the survey for each school. Schools are listed alphabetically by their full names.

If at least 20 percent of parents complete this survey, a parent supplement report will be generated and shared. We are hoping to meet the target this year in our three schools.

Please follow this 5Essentials Survey link to take the survey.