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Panorama Survey

2021 Panorama Survey district-level results for the student and family surveys are now available at bit.ly/dcpsresults.

Read our 2021 Panorama Survey Report[PDF] for highlights, trends from this year’s survey, and more information on how DCPS uses survey data, including messages from the Office of Data Systems and Strategy, Social Emotional Learning Team, and Family Communications and Engagement Team.


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, is a critical way to measure progress toward that goal and gather feedback from our community. See the survey guides below for more.

Who takes the Panorama Survey?

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 in grades 3 and up 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 year a survey notification and opt-out letter is shared with families in the weeks before the 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 family and staff surveys ask about family and staff engagement and student social emotional learning. View survey categories and questions and explore results for each scale and question at bit.ly/dcpsresults.

How are results from the survey used?

Lots of ways! The district and individual 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 new MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Supports) portal 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.

To learn more, read this year’s 2021 Panorama Survey Report[PDF] or see this blog post by DCPS’ Dr. William Blake, Director of Social Emotional Learning: “How DC Public Schools Uses Panorama to Track SEL Goals and Build a Culture of Love.”

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 bit.ly/dcpsresults! 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 on the Panorama portal. Visit secure.panoramaed.com/login to access your account.

Survey reports from 2014 through 2021 are available at the bottom of this page.

Where can I find more information?

You can review these survey guides[PDF] 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 bit.ly/dcpsresults 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.