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Indian Plains Alternative School

High School (9-12)

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1322 N Eola Rd
Aurora,
IL
60502

What do students and teachers say about Indian Plains Alternative School?

In 2016, students and teachers in The State of Illinois participated in the 2016 Illinois 5Essentials Survey, which asked questions about their school’s culture and climate. Indian Plains Alternative School’s performance on the 5Essentials (fig. 1) summarizes the participants’ answers to those survey questions as they relate to the 5Essentials.

Indian Plains Alternative School is 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 Indian Plains Alternative School's performance on the 5Essentials, the main concepts underlying the 5Essentials (measures), and individual survey questions underlying each measure.

Need help interpreting these results? Go to the FAQs and Support section to learn more about what the results mean and how to use the results for school improvement. You'll also find explanations of how scores are calculated.

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.

Indian Plains Alternative School
Overall Performance on the 5Essentials

Five Essentials

Most Implementation
More Implementation
Average Implementation
Less Implementation
Least Implementation
Low Response/Not Applicable

Figure 1.

Survey Response Rates for Indian Plains Alternative School

Respondent Response Rate (Illinois)
Students 84.9% (75.8%)
Teachers 99.9% (82.5%)
Parents 22.5% (16.3%)