We know that teachers care about their students and improving their instructional practice. Often, the data available to improve instructional practice does not include direct feedback from students. This year, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) is partnering with Panorama Education to offer the Student Perception Survey, a research-based, confidential student survey used across the country to provide teachers with students’ feedback about their classroom experiences.
The Student Perception Survey is administered for formative purposes only, and not as a part of Advance, New York City’s system for teacher development and evaluation.
This survey is designed to measure students' perceptions on teaching and learning in a particular class by asking a range of questions that focuses on the following five topics:
- Pedagogical Effectiveness
- Classroom Climate
- Classroom Rigorous Expectations
- Classroom Engagement
- Classroom Teacher-Student Relationships
View the 2018 Student Perception Survey and learn more about the survey vendor, Panorama Education.
Resources for Survey Coordinators
The 2017-18 Student Perception Survey will be administered from December 4 to January 19. Students in grades 6-12 will be invited to participate in the survey. To understand how the Student Perception Survey will be administered in schools, review the materials below:
To understand how the Student Perception Survey will be administered in schools, survey coordinators are invited to attend one of the optional online survey coordinator trainings that the NYC Department of Education is hosting this November.
Register for a Survey Coordinator Training
Student Perception Survey Results
Teachers, principals, and field support staff can log into their Panorama Education account to access their online reports.
Understanding Your Results
To assist teachers, principals, and field support staff in understanding their reports, resources such as user guides and a data protocol are available on WeTeachNYC. For general questions about the Student Perception Survey and how survey data is collected and reported, review the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
Panorama Education Playbook
The Student Perception Survey is a formative tool intended to guide practice in the classroom and across schools. Along with the online survey reports, teachers and principals will have access to the Panorama Education Playbook (Playbook), an online professional learning tool that allows educators to share practices and create a personalized playbook of instructional strategies based on their survey results. For general questions about Playbook, review the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) and learn how to navigate Playbook with the Playbook User Guide for Teachers (PDF).
Are you a principal interested in facilitating a one-on-one conversation with a teacher about their individual results? Are you a teacher trying to understand how the Student Perception Survey aligns to the Danielson Framework for Teaching? Login to WeTeachNYC to access a reflection tool and other professional learning resources.