District and school leaders across the country are developing and implementing Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS) and using Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) to identify student needs and measure progress. Social-emotional learning is the process through which students develop the mindsets, skills, and attitudes that enable them to succeed in school and in life. Panorama for SEL helps districts measure students’ social-emotional development using student perception surveys and/or teacher perception of student surveys.
Coupling an MTSS with robust data and measurement from Panorama can help students grow and succeed socially and emotionally. In this guide, we’ll cover the key benefits for using Panorama to reinforce your MTSS, including:
- Understanding your student body as a whole
- Understanding an individual student’s strengths and challenges
- Measuring student growth over time
- Empowering students with their own data
By aligning data from Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning with the tiers in your MTSS framework, you can effectively monitor students’ progress across each tier and use data to improve interventions.
Using Panorama Alongside MTSS
Understanding your student body as a whole
When schools or districts measure SEL with Panorama, they receive school- and/or district-wide snapshots of students’ social and emotional competencies. Educators use this data to gather a holistic view of students' social-emotional needs throughout the district or in specific student subgroups, including race and ethnicity, gender, grade level, FRPL status, and more. This SEL data can help schools and districts tailor Tier 1 interventions to the social-emotional needs of their students.
Understanding an individual student's strengths and challenges
With Panorama’s SEL surveys and reports, educators can identify an individual student's strengths and challenges. Students reflect on their SEL competencies and teachers report their observations of individual students’ skills. Student and teacher reflections paint a nuanced picture of students’ needs that can be used to more effectively implement Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions.
Measuring student growth over time
With each round of measurement, Panorama helps educators see change over time at the classroom and individual student levels. Using this data, educators can see how their Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions are working for individuals students, allowing them to efficiently refine intervention type and timing. Similarly, administrators and other leaders can refine their broader Tier 1 interventions to better match the evolving needs of the students served in their schools and classrooms.
Empowering students with their own data
Social-emotional data isn’t only useful for adults working in schools — students can also engage with their own data to take an active role in leveraging their strengths and developing their growth areas. Panorama’s student-level SEL reports provide actionable information about an individual student’s social-emotional development. The reports are designed to create the foundation for insightful and developmental interactions between students and their teachers, families, and/or counselors to identify, understand, and communicate about their individual strengths and opportunities for social-emotional growth.