• The 5Essentials Survey is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools. Under recent legislation (Senate Bill 7, PERA), the Illinois State Board of Education requires districts to implement a learning conditions survey. The 5Essentials Survey measures culture and climate in a school organization provides individualized, actionable information to schools.

    The 5Essentials system identifies the five components found to be critical for school success and improvement as: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction.


  • What is the 5Essentials Survey?

  • What do the results look like for Northbrook 28?

  • What are the '5Essential' measures?

  • How is 5Essentials used?

  • What are the Categories or Ratings from the Survey?

  • How Do I Access the State Report?