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Introducing Panorama Student Success

When we founded Panorama 5 years ago, we wanted to help schools use feedback from students, families, and teachers to build stronger schools. Today, Panorama serves over 5 million students in 7,000 schools in 40 states nationwide. These schools have relied on Panorama’s surveys and analytics as central tools for understanding student needs and progress across climate and culture, family engagement, and social-emotional learning.

Today we’re excited to introduce Panorama Student Success, a new platform that provides educators a complete picture of how every student is doing across academics, attendance, behavior, and social-emotional learning. With Panorama Student Success, educators can identify interventions and target supports to help every student thrive.

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Supporting Social-Emotional Learning Growth for Every Student

Panorama’s New Student Social-Emotional Learning Reports Give Students Tools to Chart Their Own Growth

Last year, Panorama introduced Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning, an online platform for social-emotional learning student surveys and data analytics. Since then, thousands of schools have used Panorama to measure and improve their students’ social-emotional learning at the school and district level. Now, Panorama is launching student social-emotional learning reports, providing easy-to-read, actionable information about individual students’ social-emotional learning. Students and their teachers and families are using student social-emotional learning reports to identify and communicate about students’ individual strengths and opportunities for social-emotional growth.

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How Do You Define a “Peer” School?

Last year, we introduced Panorama’s Benchmarks to add greater context to your perception data. Today, we’re excited to launch a key addition to this feature: Peer Benchmarks.

With Peer Benchmarks, you can interact with our national dataset to make relevant comparisons that reflect your school’s context. By selecting from several school-level characteristics, such as urban middle schools with high percentage of students receiving free and reduced priced lunch, the benchmarks distribution graph will instantly adjust to display survey results from schools that reflect these criteria.

As this feature has been several months in the making, we wanted to share our lessons learned from the analytics and design process that created Peer Benchmarks.

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Explore Open Circle Resources in Playbook

For three decades, Open Circle has helped teachers, counselors, and principals in elementary schools develop students’ social and emotional skills and create school communities that are safe, welcoming, and engaging for everyone. Now, teachers can explore classroom strategies from Open Circle in Playbook, Panorama’s professional learning community for teachers. The Open Circle resources now available in Playbook align with Panorama’s measures of social-emotional learning, including grit, growth mindset, social awareness, and self-management.

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Improving SEL with Measurement Twitter Chat

Panorama hosted an EdWeek webinar on “Improving SEL with Measurement,” showcasing social-emotional learning at Fresno Unified School District, Woodridge School District 68, and Dallas Independent School District. Fresno USD Superintendent Michael Hanson, Woodridge 68 Assistant Superintendent Greg Wolcott, and Director of Operations Planning and Implementation Tricia Baumer at Dallas ISD shared learnings and strategies from their districts. Educators joined the conversation by live-tweeting the event with the hashtag #SELWebinar. Webinar participants shared photos, graphs, and, most importantly, their perspectives on improving social-emotional learning. Follow along with the live chat log via Storify!
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New Typeface Makes Surveys More Accessible

The accessibility of Panorama’s surveys is an essential part of collecting accurate data for educators. I’m on the design team at Panorama, and recently we changed the typeface in our print and online surveys to improve readability. We switched to a new font called Castledown that’s designed especially for young readers and meant to be dyslexia-friendly. We are excited to share more about what makes a font more accessible to young readers, and about the design process at Panorama.

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