The Illinois State Board of Education and Eastland Superintendent Dr. Mark Hansen ask Eastland parents to complete the 5 Essentials Survey. Click or tap HERE to get started.

In a note to all Eastland parents, Dr. Hansen outlines the importance of the survey, and how it is used. It allows districts to compare performance over time, and it also allows them to compare performance to established norms.

The survey is not valid without a large enough group participation, so all parents, students and teachers are urged to participate. Please fill out a survey for both schools if you have students in both schools.

See Dr. Hansen’s note, below:

Each year, Illinois public schools are required to administer the 5 Essentials Survey of Learning Conditions.  Developed at the University of Chicago, the survey uses variables known to be characteristic of high performing schools to survey students, parents and teachers about the learning conditions in their schools.  The survey is anonymous.  Used annually, it allows districts to compare performance over time (previous years to the current years).  Because the results are reported statewide, it also allows districts to compare their performance to established norms.

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For the results to be valid, schools must have sufficient participation from each group:  students, parents and teachers.  This year’s survey will close in February, and Eastland has not yet generated sufficient participation from parents to ensure the results are valid.  We are asking parents to complete a survey for the schools their children attend:  two (2) surveys if they have a child enrolled in each school:  EES and EJSHS.  The survey can be accessed at  A link is also posted on the homepage of the District website at

Thank you.

Tags: Carroll County News, Eastland, Survey, Parents, Students, Teachers, Illinois State Board of Education

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