Building Trust in Panorama Survey Data

What You’ll Learn

This resource will deepen your understanding of the design, validity, and reliability of Panorama’s surveys.

Why Trust Matters

Data is acted on when it’s trusted and it’s trusted when it’s understood. We’ve found that teachers are most excited to act on Panorama survey data once a few common questions are addressed. 
Before sharing results with your staff, consider addressing the following questions:
  • How are Panorama’s surveys designed?
  • How do I know my students understood the questions and answered honestly?
  • Where can I find more technical information on the validity and reliability of Panorama’s surveys?

Take Action

Download and share the information in  this slide deck which addresses the following:
Can we trust this data ?
Validate the "Can we trust this data?" question as common and reasonable
  • By completing this survey, our students/staff/families are asking us to hear them. Reports include numbers but those number represent student voice.
  • Consider survey data in the context of additional anecdotal information. Student/staff/family voice should complement and not replace other information sources such as the experience and opinions of educators in the classroom.
  • Keep in mind that Panorama topic scores aggregate many responses to several questions. Thus, concerns about an individual student’s response to a single question shouldn’t prevent meaningful analysis of topic level information.
The Panorama survey development process
  • Share Panorama’s survey design process, which meets or exceeds the high industry standards of survey methodology. 
  • Watch Hunter Gehlbach, our Director of Research, explain our development process.
Technical reports on the validity and reliability of Panorama surveys

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