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5Essentials Survey - Parent Survey Link!

Dear Parents and Guardians:
Rankin School District #98 administers the 5Essentials Survey each year that provides valuable feedback to assist our school with ongoing school improvement initiatives.  Please feel free to click the link below to access the results of last year's survey https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois/5e/2019/s/530900980022001/.

Also, please feel free to access the FAQS from the 5Essentials Survey website to learn more about this important initiative http://help.5-essentials.org/customer/portal/articles/780471-illinois-5essentials-faqs. I have included a few of the FAQS below to provide everyone with a basic summary. 
We need your assistance in the form of participation to help us generate useful feedback and results.  The parent survey is to be completed by parents, guardians, or other caregivers with a child in grades K-8.  The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and we need to reach a minimum threshold of participation in order to receive a report.  Thank you in advance for your time and participation.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at 346-3182 or mgordon@rankin98.org.

Please help Rankin gain valuable feedback by completing the 5Essentials survey at http://survey.5-essentials.org/illinois/?target_name=parent


Dr. Matt Gordon, Superintendent


From the 5Essentials website,

What are the 5Essentials and 5Essentials Survey?
5Essentials is an evidence-based system designed to drive improvement in schools nationwide—it reliably measures changes in a school organization through the 5Essentials Survey and provides individualized, actionable Reports for each school. The 5Essentials system is based on more than 20 years of research by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research on five components found to be critical for school success: Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction. 

Why is The Illinois State Board of Education implementing this survey?
The State Board has long recognized that test scores alone do not provide a full picture of teaching and learning in any one school. Under recent legislation (Public Act 100-1046), the State Board is now mandated, on an annual basis, to implement a learning conditions survey that will finally help paint that fuller picture. While this survey may help inform state policy and improvement initiatives, it is primarily intended to help local administrators, such as teachers, principals, and superintendents, identify strengths and weaknesses at the district and school level and better target resources and interventions. Aggregated data from the survey will also be shared with parents and the general public on school report cards released in the fall.