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Confidential Statewide Survey to Be Administered to Students in Grades 4-12
Dec. 18, 2018 
Dear parents & guardians,

We are writing to inform you about a student survey that will be administered at your child’s school in grades 4-12 from Jan. 7-18, 2019 called the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This is the seventh 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 4th- through 12th-grade students about their experiences in school, giving school leaders critical student input to help develop school improvement plans.
 
5Essentials Survey LogoStudent 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 5Essentials website.
 
If you do not want your child to participate, please click on the Student Opt-Out form here, fill out the information and ask your child to return this sheet to their teacher no later than Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
 
Thank you for your cooperation,

Mrs. Shonette Sims
Director of Learning & Teaching
Geneva CUSD 304