The state’s K-12 report card isn’t just a report card.  The Illinois State Board of Education will include raw data from its Five Essentials survey given to parents, teachers, and students. The essentials are:
  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction
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“The intention of this survey is to provide additional information to the public, as well as additional data points to schools and districts for reflection and improvement,” said Peter Godard, the board’s chief performance officer.
The board has come under criticism for withholding results of the publicly-funded study. “All the raw data … are going to be available for parents,” said superintendent Chris Koch. “What we’re not releasing is the pictogram … (because) we wanted to make sure that the determination, which is the first time that this survey has been used for statewide implementation, holds.”
The raw data is available through ISBE's report card,
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