State survey aims to offer detailed look at schools

Chicago Tribune: Illinois administers the 5Essentials survey

"Calling it an "X-ray" of public schools, Illinois is launching an unprecedented attempt to gather candid information on how teachers are teaching, students are learning and principals are leading.

Guaranteed to make for some potent reading — and already causing trepidation among educators — the data will be pulled from a statewide survey that could include more than 1 million students and 100,000 teachers beginning Feb. 1."—Chicago Tribune