Building Trust in Panorama Survey Data
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?
Explore the question: Can we trust this data?
Validate the question as common and reasonable:
- By completing this survey, our students/staff/families are asking us to hear them. Reports include numbers but those numbers represent the voice of your community.
- 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.
Share information about 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.
- Preliminary Reliability and Validity Report: Reliability and Validity of Panorama’s Social-Emotional Learning Measures
- Validity Brief: Panorama Student Survey