The Panorama Student Survey
An open source survey tool to measure student perceptions of teaching and learning.

Dear colleagues,

Last year, researchers at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Panorama Education launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to develop a valid and reliable survey tool to measure student perceptions of teaching and learning.

Our goal was to develop a survey instrument that would be grounded in the most advanced survey methodology and practice. From the outset, we committed to making all of our work available as a free and open source resource for educators across the world.

We are proud to share with you the product of our collaboration: the Panorama Student Survey, version 1.0. This feedback instrument provides teachers and principals with valuable and actionable data about how students see their classes.

We have designed the survey as a series of scales, or questions related to a single construct, so that educators may customize the survey by selecting the constructs they value most, without compromising the integrity of the survey. As described on the following pages, we have rigorously developed and validated this survey, and our teams are committed to continuing to refine the survey for years to come.

We hope you find this tool valuable for your classroom, your school, your district, or your state. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at We welcome your feedback.


Dr. Hunter Gehlbach
Associate Professor
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Aaron Feuer
Panorama Education
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