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Panorama Survey

The Fall 2022 Panorama Student Survey will be open from Monday, October 17 through Friday, November 4.

Students will take the survey at using their student ID as an access code. Most schools will administer the survey in class. Parents and guardians have the right to opt students out of the survey via a Microsoft Form that opened on October 3. The deadline to opt out is October 21. Click below to view details and instructions.

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Parents and guardians can review the survey content below in the FAQ section.

The Spring 2022 Survey Report is now available.

The 2022 Panorama Survey Report reviews spring 2022 survey highlights, trends, and more. Explore district-level results for student and family surveys in more detail at The dashboard includes current and past survey data, including subgroup and question-level breakdowns.

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.