• How does your school rank according to the Illinois 5Essentials questionnaire? This is your opportunity to evaluate your school according to five areas, including but not limited to instructional climate, homework policies and quality of facilities. Fill out your online survey through Feb. 14, 2020. Please note: Since French is based in Macon County, please select "Macon" from the county drop-down list. 

    The results from this survey will become part of each school's public Illinois School Report Card. The data is also used periodically by media outlets as part of national and state school rankings. In addition, we use this data to help guide decisions that we make for our school.  We appreciate your input!

    Students, teachers, and parents in District 61 and across Illinois will have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school.

    The Illinois 5Essentials Survey gathers data related to five indicators that can be targeted to improve important student outcomes, including attendance and state test score gains. The 5Essentials Survey asks questions about:

    • Effective Leaders
    • Collaborative Teachers
    • Involved Families
    • Supportive Environments
    • Ambitious Instruction

    All French students in 4th through 6th grade students will be asked to take this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if at least 50% of the teachers and students complete the survey.

    District 61 has chosen to provide the optional 5Essentials parent survey. If at least 20 percent of parents from your child’s school complete this survey, a parent supplement will also be generated and is one important source of information from parents.

    Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.

    In District 61, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey for students and teachers will be conducted from January 6 through February 14.  The Parent Survey will be conducted from October 24, 2019, through February 14, 2020.  You may take the survey at any time by visiting https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/  and selecting the appropriate survey to begin.

    For more information about the Illinois 5Essentials Survey, please visit https://illinois.5-essentials.org.