Parents or Guardians,
Next week we will be administering a survey at all Abingdon-Avon schools, called the Illinois 5 Essentials Survey. This is the eleventh 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 5 Essentials website (https://www.5-essentials.org/illinois).
If you do not want your son or daughter to participate, please call your student(s)' school by Monday to let them know. If you agree that your student can participate in the survey, no further action on your part is needed.
Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child.
To take the parent survey please visit https://survey.5-essentials.org/Illinois/ and select the appropriate survey to begin. If asked to designate the county your district is located in, please choose Knox County (even if your student attends the Avon Campus).
Thank you for your cooperation,