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Panorama Survey

The Fall 2021 Panorama Student Survey will be open from Tuesday, October 12 through Friday, October 29.

Students will take the survey at surveys.panoramaed.com/dcps. Access Code is students’ DCPS IDs. Some schools may give the survey in class.

Parents and guardians have the right to opt students out of the survey via a Microsoft Form that will open on September 27. The deadline to opt out is October 8. Click below to view details and instructions.

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Parents and guardians can review the student survey questions here:

Grades 3-5: English
Grades 6-12: English

To learn more about the survey and why it matters:
View district-level results for student and family surveys at bit.ly/dcpsresults.
Read our 2021 Panorama Survey Report for spring 2021 survey highlights, trends and more.
See the FAQs below.


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?

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. 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?

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 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. To learn more, read the 2021 Panorama Survey Report.

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.