What if guardians have multiple students in the school system or a given school? How do I decide how many surveys each guardian should take?

In most cases, schools/districts want to make surveys a quick and easy experience for families by ensuring that families only need to take one survey for each unique school in which they have a child enrolled.

  • Guardians complete one survey per school where they have a student enrolled. For example, if a guardian has two students in the district, but they’re enrolled in the same school, that guardian would only complete one survey.
    • Confidential surveys: Panorama can assign parents to complete one survey per unique school where they have a student enrolled. For example, if a guardian has two students in the district and both attend the same school, that guardian would only complete one survey. We often suggest people take a survey about the oldest child to ensure there is no confusion.
    • Anonymous surveys: Give instructions that guardians only need to complete one survey per school where they have a student enrolled. We recommend they take the survey about the oldest child to ensure there is no confusion. 

Alternatively, you may desire to have guardians take one survey per student in order to gather more information. (For many families, however, this will involve taking multiple surveys, which may generate survey fatigue.)

  • Guardians complete one survey per student.
    • Confidential surveys: Panorama includes the name of the student next to the school name so that guardians give feedback based on that student’s experience.
    • Anonymous surveys: Give instructions that guardians should complete one survey per student and consider the experiences with that specific student.

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