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5-Essentials Survey

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?