What are national benchmarks?

National Benchmarks allow you to better understand specific data points in your school or district's survey results, in the context of others who have answered these same survey questions. Our benchmarks include survey results from more than 430 districts, 5900 schools and 3.5 million students, family members, teachers and staff members across diverse geographic areas, school types, and achievement levels.

You'll see benchmarks on district and school-level report pages, as well as individual topic pages, if they are available. Tooltips will provide you with additional information about how to read the data.

On the topic page, you'll be able to select specific criteria about your school or district to help you narrow the context, to see a more accurate view of where your surveys results fit within the context of school's across the country. You'll notice that the graphic may change based on the criteria you select.

Benchmarks are not available for all surveys. You can use the chart below to learn which surveys have benchmarks available. For Panorama Surveys where benchmarks are available, please note that you will only see benchmarks in your reports if you use Panorama topic in full, unedited.

Survey Name Benchmarks Available?
Student Feedback about School or Classroom
Student Social Emotional Learning Competencies ✔️
Student SEL Supports & Environment
Student Equity & Inclusion Survey

(except for Sense of Belonging)
Student Well Being Measures [coming soon]

Student Back-to-School Survey
Family-School Relationships Survey ✔️
Family Back-to-School Survey
Teacher/Staff Feedback Survey
Teacher Perception of Students' SEL
Teacher Skills and Perceptions of SEL
Staff Back-to-School Survey
Staff Well-Being Measures [coming soon]
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