What do students and teachers say about Shoesmith?
In 2014, students and teachers in Chicago Public Schools participated in the 2014 My Voice, My School Survey, which asked questions about their school’s culture and climate. Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School’s performance on the 5Essentials (fig. 1) summarizes the participants’ answers to those survey questions as they relate to the 5Essentials.
Shoesmith is well-organized for improvement
The 5Essentials can identify the ways in which a school is organized for school improvement. In fact, over two decades of research on Chicago Public Schools has shown that schools strong on three or more of these essentials were 10 times more likely to improve student learning than schools weak in three or more.
Explore the Survey Reports to see Shoesmith's performance on the 5Essentials, the main concepts underlying the 5Essentials (measures), and individual survey questions underlying each measure.
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The 5Essentials framework was validated by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, in partnership with Chicago Public Schools. Research identifies Effective Leaders, Collaborative Teachers, Involved Families, Supportive Environment, and Ambitious Instruction as the factors that matter most for student learning.