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Panorama Survey

Thanks to all who took the Panorama Spring 2024 Surveys for families, students, and DCPS staff this March. Your voice matters!

Results of the spring 2024 surveys will be released this summer. In the meantime, to learn more about the surveys and why they matter, you can view district-level results for previous student and family surveys at

What is the Panorama Survey?

DCPS laid out a vision in A Capital Commitment that every student will feel loved, challenged, and prepared to positively influence society and thrive in life. The Panorama Survey, administered yearly since 2017-18, was developed by DCPS in partnership with Panorama Education to measure progress toward that goal and gather feedback from our community. It replaced the previous Stakeholder Survey.

Who takes the Panorama Survey?

The fall survey is for students in grades 3 and up only. In the spring, students in grades 3 and up, families of students in all grades, teachers, non-instructional school staff, and Central Office staff all take Panorama surveys.

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. A letter with opt-out instructions is shared with families in the weeks before each student survey opens.

What’s in the survey?

The survey for students asks questions about how students perceive themselves, their social emotional competencies, and their schools. The surveys for families and staff ask about their engagement and experiences with DCPS. Explore results for each scale and question at View the content of the student survey here:

How are results from the survey used?

The district and our schools use the survey to evaluate progress on the Loved, Challenged, and Prepared Index (LCPI) and set new goals. Principals and school teams also use the results to decide on new interventions and programs to improve school climate and social emotional learning, and many schools incorporate Panorama goals into their Comprehensive School Plans each year. The Student Success portal, part of DCPS’s multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS), allows teachers to see students’ SEL scale scores side-by-side with attendance, behavior, and academic data to better plan interventions to support individual students.

Where can I see survey results?

Families and members of the public can now view district-level results from the Family and Student Panorama Surveys on the Panorama portal at! Explore district-level results on the Student Satisfaction Index, our SEL scales, the Loved, Challenged, and Prepared Index, and the Family Engagement scale, including the individual questions that make up each scale, as well as breakdowns of responses by different student subgroups.

All DCPS Central Office and school staff can view district- and school-level results for the student survey on the Panorama portal. Visit to access your account.

Survey reports from 2014 through 2022 are available at the bottom of this page.

Where can I find more information?

You can review these survey guides for more details on the surveys. Please reach out to [email protected] if you have additional questions.

Previous Survey Results

Visit the Panorama portal at to explore district-level results from past Family and Student Panorama Surveys.

Survey Reports (downloadable as PDFs)

Stakeholder Survey Reports (downloadable as PDFs)

Aggregate Data (downloadable as Excel spreadsheets)

Thanks for your interest in the DCPS Panorama Survey! Please email [email protected] with questions.