Learning Conditions Survey (5-Essentials)

posted Nov 10, 2012, 6:22 AM by Roe Admin   [ updated Nov 10, 2012, 7:49 PM ]
Beginning in February of 2013, schools will be implementing with teachers, students (6-12), and parents (optional for now), a culture and climate survey known as the 5-Essentials. This tool has been implemented in Chicago Public Schools and was developed by University of Chicago and the Urban Education Institute. The 5-essentials are: 
  • Effective leaders: The principal works with teachers to implement a clear and strategic vision for school success.
  • Collaborative teachers: The staff is committed to the school, receives strong professional development, and works together to improve the school.
  • Involved families: The entire school staff builds strong relationships with families and communities to support learning.
  • Supportive environment: The school is safe and orderly. Teachers have high expectations for students. Students are supported by their teachers and peers.
  • Ambitious instruction: Classes are academically demanding and engage students by emphasizing the application of knowledge.
The information from this survey will be published in Illinois' new Report Card format in the fall of 2013. You may learn more about this instrument and Illinois' implementation at https://illinois.5-essentials.org/2012.  Below is a copy of the survey instrument.
Roe Admin,
Nov 10, 2012, 6:22 AM