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The 5Essentials

For Seneca High School Parents/Guardians Only

The 5Essentials is a comprehensive, evidence-based tool designed to drive improvement in schools. This system - which includes a diagnostic survey, scoring, reporting, and training - is an x-ray for schools and districts that identifies areas of strength and those in need of support. Equipped with this tool, school leadership will be better positioned to drive improvement efforts.


The 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers is made up of 22 measures and approximately 120 questions. Over twenty years of research conducted by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research in Chicago Public Schools found that schools strong on at least three of the five essentials were ten times more likely to show improvements in learning gains in reading and math than schools weak in three of the five essentials.


The parent survey supplement is comprised of approximately 26 questions and will appear in its own section within the 5Essentials Report. The responses from the parent survey do not affect a school’s performance on the 5Essentials and are meant to complement the teacher and student data.  The 2021 Illinois Parent Survey opened on February 3, 2021, and closes on April 2, 2021If you have any questions please call 5Essentials Client Services at 1-866-440-1874.  Thank you in advance for your participation.


Please click this link 5Essentials Survey and it will take you directly to the survey.


We greatly appreciate your time and effort.


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Calendar Week of February 21 - February 27, 2021