What is the Panorama Survey?
Panorama Education provides research-backed surveys that help school districts capture the voice of their students, families, and staff in an effort to guide continuous school improvement. Panorama Education works with more than 1,500 school districts across all 50 states. Survey tools are one instrument Ladue School District uses to gather critical feedback from the community and measure the impact of district efforts.
Who takes the Panorama Survey?
Panorama surveys are open to students, staff, and parents/guardians twice each school year in the fall and spring. The surveys are for students in grades 3-12 only.
Do students have to take the survey?
Parents and guardians have the right to opt students out of the survey. Students 18 or older can opt themselves out of the survey. Each letter is shared with families in the weeks before the survey opens notifying them about the survey and how to opt out.
What’s in the survey?
Panorama survey instruments gather perception data from students, staff, and families related to school climate and sense of belonging. Students in 6th through 12th grade as well as staff also provide feedback related to cultural awareness and inclusion in school.
How are the results from the survey used?
Perception data gathered through Panorama survey instruments help guide us in creating a greater sense of belonging and inclusivity for all stakeholders. Survey results are one data point used at the district level to inform strategic planning objectives. Principals and school teams use survey results to focus on continuous improvement of school climate and social-emotional learning (SEL). Evaluating changes in perception data over time assists with determining the impact of action steps.