Welcome to Panorama Academy

What are you hoping to learn today?

Next Generation SEL Reporting Feature Releases

  • Updated

Release 1:

November 2022

Normed Scoring on Roster and Student Profile Pages in Student Success

Starting in Fall 2022, Panorama has introduced a new SEL scoring method, normed scoring. Normed scoring will be featured on the student roster and student profile pages in Student Success for select pilot clients participating in a beta. If you are interested in being a part of this pilot program, please reach out to your Panorama project team.

In this Release:

What is “Normed scoring”?

Normed scoring  is a scoring method that utilizes a national dataset to show how students performed compared to others at their grade level.

Student scores are reflected on a 1-9 point scale and are sorted into one of three groups. Each of the percentile groups shows how the student scored compared to the average of their peers. 

  • Growth opportunity:students in this group have the most opportunity to improve their SEL standing compared to the average of their peers.  
  • On track:most students fall into this group and have responses that score closely to the average of their peers. 
  • Strength:these students reported SEL scores that exceed the average of their peers. 

What is the life of a survey response?

Let’s look at an example of a survey question and its journey to the 1-9 point scale and percentile groups.

  1. An SEL survey is administered. Generally, a question will have 5 potential answer choices. In the below example, a student has answered 4 on a 1-5 point scale.

  2. The student’s score is then nationally normed using the average of other responses in Panorama’s national data set.

  3. The answer is assigned to one of three groups. In this example, the answer falls within the On Track group.

  4. Three scores make up the On Track group on the 1-9 point scale: 4, 5, 6. This specific answer received the score of 6, meaning it is on the higher end of the percentile group.

 

Normed Scoring on Roster Page

The new scoring will be reflected in the below areas in the SEL indicator bars and icons:

  • Indicator bars: The SEL indicator bars are updated to reflect the three percentile groups (Growth opportunity, On track, Strength). By hovering over the indicator bars you will see the helper pop-up indicate the number of students in that percentile group. You can click on different colors in the indicator bar to filter the results to display different percentile groups

  • Scoring icons below the indicator bars: New icons are updated to reflect the three percentile groups (Growth opportunity, On track, Strength). Similar to the indicator bars, you can hover over the icons of each student to display a helper pop-up indicating the student’s percentile group within the topic and click to filter the results.

    • The SEL column:The SEL column will count the number of topics the student has in the middle or upper groups.
        • If a student has less than half of topics in the Strength or On track group, the box will be red
        • If a student has equal to or more than half  of topics in the Strength or On track group, the box will be light green
        • If a student has all  of their topics in the Strength or On track group, the box will be dark green. 

     

    Normed Scoring on Student Profile Pages

    The Normed Scoring on Student Profile Page for the Student SEL Survey and Teacher Perception of Student Survey (TPOS) are updated as follows:

    Student SEL Survey: Student SEL Survey typically has 4-6 questions per topic, therefore we can display topic scores on the 1-9 point scale on the student profile page as shown in the following image.

    Teacher Perception of Student Survey (TPOS): The TPOS survey typically has 1-2 questions per topic, therefore normed scoring will result in the following scale:

    • 1 → 1
    • 2 → 3
    • 3 → 5
    • 4 → 7
    • 5 → 9

    For this reason, TPOS topic results will be reported in groups on the student profile page as shown in the following image. 

     

    Please note, all pages released as part of the Next Generation SEL Reporting Pilot will be tagged with a “beta pill” at the top of your screen. If you are interested in participating in this pilot, please reach out to your Panorama project team. Pilot participants will receive early access to new reporting features and have the opportunity to provide feedback to help shape the future of Panorama SEL reporting.

    Want to learn more? Check out this Panorama Academy Resource: What is beta? How do I access it?

Was this article helpful?

0 out of 0 found this helpful

Have more questions? Submit a request