Illinois 5Essentials Survey

HCPTO AdminNews

A note from Hinsdale Central Administration:

We Need Your Feedback!!!

Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey.

To take this short survey:

1.    Visit

2. Type and select “DuPage” as “County.”

3. Start typing “Hinsdale Central” into the “School” field and select your school from the drop-down menu that appears

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Parents will have until February 14, 2020 to participate in the survey. 

Thank you!