Illinois 5Essentials Survey


Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 Administers Twelfth Illinois 5Essentials Survey to Improve Student Learning

Once again Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 will participate in the 12th annual statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions conducted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). This survey provides a platform for students, teachers, and parents to express their opinions on ways to improve their community's schools. The survey will be administered to families, students (Grades 4-8) and teachers from Jan 30 to Mar 29. The surveys will provide schools with valuable insight into their progress since the last state-wide survey implementation.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey provides a comprehensive picture of a school’s organizational culture in an individualized report measuring five “essentials” critical for school success:

  • Effective Leaders
  • Collaborative Teachers
  • Involved Families
  • Supportive Environment
  • Ambitious Instruction

The survey's outcome will be included in the 2024 Illinois State Report Card of your child's school. The identities of students, staff, and parents will be kept private, and responses will not be associated with any individual. To review the privacy policy related to this survey, please visit

To see the 5Essentials survey that will be administered to students in 4th through 8th grade, please visit

If you do not wish to have your child participate in the survey please complete this form and return it to your child's school office by Feb 9, 2024.

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