Batavia Unit District 101 joins eighth statewide 5Essentials Survey to improve student learning

Submitted by Batavia Unit District 101
Posted11/19/2019 1:44 PM

Batavia Unit District 101 will join the Illinois State Board of Education in the eighth statewide survey of school climate and learning conditions.

The survey provides an opportunity for students, teachers, and parents to have a voice in improving their schools.


In January, students and teachers will be asked to take a 25-minute survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in their school's learning environment.

The parent survey is now available; parents are asked to please visit and select the appropriate survey to provide feedback.

These surveys will serve as an opportunity for schools to reflect on progress since last year.

Superintendent Dr. Lisa Hichens, highlighting the district's motto of "Always Learning, Always Growing," says, "The district encourages all of our teachers, parents, and eligible students to participate in the survey. We will use the results in concert with our current district initiative 'Building Our Future Together' to help us plan for the evolution of education in our district."

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.

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Last year's survey showed that all Batavia public schools had the essential elements to improve student outcomes.

This year, the district will again assess its readiness to do this important work. Parent participation in the survey plays a role in our district's improvement efforts. Previous year results from the survey can be seen on the State School Report Card website for Fall 2020.

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