Students in grades 4-5 will take the 5Essentials survey during the school day on Thursday, February 24. This is the tenth year the Illinois State Board of Education will implement this survey across the state. This survey is based on 20 years of research at the University of Chicago. Students’ identities will be completely confidential, and teachers and administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions, only summary-level responses.
Please be aware that under the Protection of Pupil Rights Act. 20 U.S.C. Section 1232(c) (1) (A), you have the right to review a copy of the questions asked of your student(s). Survey questions can be found on the Illinois 5Essentials Support Center.
If you DO NOT want your daughter or son to participate, please fill out the opt-out form and return it to the school office before Feb. 18.