The 5Essentials Reports provide district and school leadership with the data needed to assess their school’s organizational conditions and inform school improvement planning.

The 5Essentials were developed by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools. Past research has shown that schools strong on at least three of the five essentials are 10 times more likely to improve student learning than schools weak on three or more of the five essentials.

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