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5 Essentials Survey - Parent Notice

posted Feb 22, 2021, 8:05 AM by John Pearson


 February 22, 2021



Dear Parent or Guardian,


We are writing to inform you about a student survey that will be administered at EAWR called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This is the ninth 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. It asks students about their experiences in school, giving school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans.


Student participants will be required to log-in using their student ID and birth date in order to complete the survey. Students’ identities will be completely confidential. Teachers or administrators will never see individual responses to survey questions and will only receive aggregated information, such as the total percentage of students who agree homework assignments help them learn the course material.


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 website (


If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, print this document, fill out the information below, and ask your child to return this sheet to his or her teacher or the office. If you approve of your son/daughter completing the survey, you need to do nothing further.


Thank you for your cooperation,


Dr. John S. Pearson,




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I DO NOT want my child, ____________________________, to take part in the 2020-                                   CHILD’S NAME (PLEASE PRINT)


21 Illinois 5Essentials Survey.




 SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN                                                 DATE