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Give Feedback on District 209 Schools Through 5Essentials Survey, Earn Incentives

March 19, 2015 03:10 PM
Proviso Township High Schools District 209 is once again joining with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) in providing an opportunity for teachers, students, and parents to have another voice in their schools through the Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement.
From now through March 20, teachers, students, and parents are asked to share their thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about their school. To access the survey, please visit A link to the survey also is available at Parents who attend the quarterly parent-teacher conferences from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19, at Proviso East, Proviso West, and PMSA can take the survey online at computers that will be provided. The survey should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.
As an added bonus, students from Proviso East High School, Proviso West High School, and Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy can earn one hour of community service credit for each of their parents who take the survey before the deadline for up to two hours of community service credit. 
The Illinois 5Essentials Survey is being administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago on behalf of the ISBE. It identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger gains on test scores, and that are 10 times more likely to lead to student success, according to research. The five indicators are the following:
  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environments
  • Ambitious Instruction
"We as educators are always looking for ways to improve what and how we are teaching," said Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, superintendent of District 209. "Through this survey, we can get a good look at what our parents, students, and teachers are thinking about education at our schools. We encourage anyone interested in the state of Proviso Township High Schools District 209 to be involved by completing this survey."
Principals at each school will work with teachers to identify times for students to take this survey with minimal disruption to instructional time.  Participation in the survey is optional, and student identities will be kept confidential, with teachers and administrators only having access to summary level responses.  


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