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Spring Stakeholder Perception Survey Open Through May 10

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Now through May 10, we are asking students, staff and families to participate in our annual stakeholder input surveys to help us continue identifying strengths and opportunities for growth.

Links to participate in the surveys have been share with families and staff via ParentSquare. If you are a family or staff member and did not receive an email with links to the survey, please email us at  

The feedback collected through the surveys provides an opportunity for us to measure stakeholder perceptions of teaching and learning, organizational culture and climate, and student experiences in the classroom.  

Data collected through the surveys will be a valuable source of information for us as we work together to make our schools great places to learn and work. Privacy is safeguarded and all responses are confidential.

The survey will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on May 10 and is accessible by using a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Thank you in advance for your participation. Creating and maintaining an organization that fosters inclusive education, care, professional learning, development and celebration of a diverse student population and workforce is a collective responsibility. Your feedback will help us improve learning environments, provide systems of support, and continue to graduate students who are happy, strong, and ready to take on the world.

General Information: Frequently Asked Questions

  • About the surveys  
  • Survey logistics  
  • Survey results  

How were the stakeholder surveys developed?

Surveys were developed under the leadership of Dr. Hunter Gehlbach, associate professor and associate dean at the UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and director of research at Panorama Education. 

Dr. Gehlbach and his research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education followed a rigorous survey development process consisting of literature reviews, focus groups, feedback from experts around the county, cognitive interviews with students, and multiple rounds of piloting and refining.

Dr. Gehlbach and his team developed the instrument based on modern principles of survey design.

These best practices include:

  • Wording survey items as questions rather than statements.
  • Avoiding "agree-disagree" response options that may introduce acquiescence bias and instead using verbally labeled response options that reinforce the underlying topic.  
  • Asking about one idea at a time rather than using double-barreled items (e.g., "How happy and engaged are you?").  
  • Using at least five response options to capture a wider range of perception.  
  • Phrasing questions with positive language rather than using reverse-scored or negative language, which students tend to have trouble understanding.

Who can participate in the survey? Will all teachers and schools participate?

Staff, students (grades 3-12) and families will have the opportunity to take the stakeholder survey specific to them from April 15 to May 10.    

What does the Panorama Student Survey measure?   

The Panorama Student Survey measures student perceptions of teaching and learning, culture and climate, and student experience in the classroom and school.  Student perceptions of their classroom experience helps identify a teacher's strengths and areas for teacher growth. 

Schools and teachers can use the results to set specific priorities for differentiated professional development and coaching support, to design effective teaching practices and more engaging learning environments, and to take actions that will improve student experience in school.    

You can view a list of the student survey questions here.

What information is there regarding the reliability and validity of the Panorama Student Survey?

Panorama developed the Panorama Student Survey as the first major survey instrument with the following essential properties:  

  • Educator-focused design, including survey scales that equip teachers with feedback they can use to improve practice and enable educators to monitor student attitudes, beliefs, and values that are predictive of important outcomes;  
  • Theoretically-grounded, empirically-based design process that meets or exceeds standards of academic scholarship;  
  • Adherence to best practices in survey design;  
  • Allowing schools to customize the survey to their specific needs and teaching frameworks while retaining validity and reliability; and  
  • Providing the survey instrument to any educator interested in improving pedagogical practice and student outcomes for free.    

How will the survey data be used?   

The primary purpose of the survey is to provide valuable reflective information for educators who are working to improve the classroom and school learning environment.

Teacher reflections of the Panorama Student Survey results are used to inform a teacher's Core Professionalism. Teachers may reflect upon their individual or school-level results as appropriate to their role in the school. Teachers should consult and collaborate with their evaluator on the acceptable documentation method of reflection.

Data is also aggregated to provide school, complex- and state-level feedback. These data can be used to highlight priorities, track improvement and evaluate programs.

Survey Logistics

What are the differences between the Elementary (3-5) and Secondary (6-12) student survey versions? 

The Elementary (3-5) survey has fewer items than the secondary and uses language and vocabulary that is accessible to most students in these grades.

The Secondary (6-12) survey is designed for older students and includes more items and age-appropriate language.

How long does the survey take to complete?

Anywhere from 15-30 minutes, dependent on stakeholder survey. For student administration, the time to complete the entire process in class, including material distribution and instruction should not last longer than 30 minutes.

How is the survey administered to students in different age groups?   

The surveys are administered to the whole class in grades 3-12.

Students in grades 3-12 follow a standard protocol that typically involves the teacher administering the survey with the students reading the survey themselves. Specific details and instructions are outlined in separate administration instructions and scripts for the survey levels.

What should parents do if they do not want their child participating?     

Parents who do not want their children to participate in the survey should contact their child’s school or classroom teacher (elementary grades) to opt out of participation.

Can teachers read the items to a student who is having difficulty understanding the survey?   

Yes, teachers may do the following:

  • Read sentences or individual words.  
  • Define words.  
  • Read items requested by student(s).

What accommodations can be made for students with special needs participating in the survey?

Students will be provided with the documented accommodations identified in their IEPs during the survey administration window.

Are students who are language or vocabulary challenged exempt from the survey administration?   

No, all students in grades 3-12 will be administered the Student Survey.

What are the considerations for English Language Learners or those who speak English as a second language?     

The Student Survey has been translated into multiple languages. 

The student may complete their survey using the online English or an online translated version. Students will be provided with the same documented accommodation as they receive for regular classroom instruction, including questions being read aloud by the immersive reader in their devices.