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Use of Consortium survey items is permitted for non-commercial research purposes only. The UChicago Consortium must be cited as the source of the items in documentation and publications.

The UChicago Consortium has conducted research that has shown positive relationships between schools' performance on the 5Essentials survey and a number of student and school outcomes, including test score growth and attendance rates. These studies were based on scales that were constructed from survey items using Rasch measurement. Information on the scales developed from the survey items is available in under "Measure and Item Statistics." The UChicago Consortium has not done research establishing a relationship between individual survey questions and student or school outcomes.


Rasch Measurement Model Primers