14: What is done to protect the integrity of results on the survey?

In order to protect the integrity of 5Essentials response data, ISBE and the University of Chicago use preventative approaches, analysis, and data cleaning.

The rostered survey login method will already have teachers and students assigned to their appropriate schools to ensure that their responses are counting towards the correct building.

The University of Chicago has a thorough analysis and data auditing process that includes identifying surveys where responses have no variation and schools with a mismatch between the number of teachers in ISBE’s records and the number of surveys submitted.