Beginning January 24th, teachers, parents, and students across the district will have an opportunity to participate in the 5Essentials Survey. As a parent, this opportunity will allow you to share your thoughts on the important elements of school effectiveness in a survey about your child’s school. The 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by UChicago Impact at the University of Chicago. The survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are: Effective Leaders Collaborative Teachers Involved Families Supportive Environments Ambitious Instruction Prior research has shown that schools that were strong on at least three of these “5Essential” indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading than those that were weak on three or more Essentials. All teachers and 4th through 12th grade students will have an opportunity to participate in this survey. 5Essentials Reports will be generated for schools if their teachers and/or students meet the response rate threshold of 50 percent. In order for Lake Mary Elementary to receive a Parent Survey Report, at least 20 percent of the parents at our school must complete this survey. If you have students at multiple Seminole County Public Schools, parents are encouraged to complete a survey for each of their students who are enrolled in a Seminole County Public School. These reports will be sent to schools and districts the week of April 24th , 2017. Your participation in the parent portion of the survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and help to guide school improvement. Your identity and survey responses are kept completely confidential and will never be connected to you or your child. The 5Essentials Survey will be conducted January 24 – February 24, 2017.
Sincerely, Mrs. Chris Peacock, Principal