SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois education officials expect more than a million students, parents and teachers to give opinions about what they like and dislike at school in a first-of-its-kind survey.
The online survey began Friday and runs through March 31. A 2011 state law requires that children in grades 6-12 and teachers in all elementary and secondary schools be given the survey. They and parents can choose not to participate.
Click here to go to the survey: https://illinois.5-essentials.org/2012/
Eric Camburn is an education researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He says surveys are good for gauging opinions but officials must remember they're not the answer themselves.
Williamsville School Superintendent David Root wonders whether a survey is a good idea when schools are overburdened and underfunded. He says schools might not have the resources to respond to negative input.
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