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 spring, 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 being 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 focused on the following five scales:
- Pedagogical Effectiveness
- Classroom Climate
- Classroom Rigorous Expectations
- Classroom Engagement
- Classroom Teacher-Student Relationships.
Results from the Student Perception Survey will be used to guide practice. Teachers will have access to online survey reports and the Panorama Education Playbook, an online professional development tool that allows teachers to share practices and create a personalized playbook of instructional strategies based on the needs of their students and classroom. View the 2017 Student Perception Survey and learn more about the survey vendor, Panorama Education.
The 2017 Student Perception Survey will be administered from May 1 to June 9. 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:
For Survey Coordinators
Additional resources that schools can use to prepare for the administration of the 2017 Student Perception Survey, such as survey preferences and a support structure guide, can be found on the Student Perception Survey intranet page.
2016 Student Perception Survey Results
Accessing and Understanding the Results
Teachers, principal, and field support staff can log into their Panorama Education account to access their online reports. Report user guides and recorded webinars are available to teachers, principals, and field support staff 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. Teachers and principals can login to their online report to access Playbook now! Additional resources are available on WeTeachNYC.