General Information about Panorama
What is Panorama Education?
Panorama Education is a U.S. based education technology company that is committed to providing schools, districts, and families with the tools to improve two key components of student success: academic progress and well-being.
Panorama Education was founded in 2012 and supports positive outcomes for over 15 million students in 25,000 schools and 2,000 districts across the United States.
How does Panorama work with schools and districts?
School districts use Panorama’s technology platform to improve how they support students across academics, behavior, attendance, and well-being. Each school district decides on the goals that matter for their students and community.
Many school districts use Panorama’s platform to power their Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). MTSS is a framework used in schools to ensure that every student’s academic and behavioral needs are met through increasingly targeted interventions across three levels of support.
Panorama’s survey platform connects what students and parents want to see in the classroom with the school districts that make it happen. School districts use our survey platform to make decisions about improving student academic progress, determining the best ways to promote student and staff wellness, and supporting a feeling of belonging and connection at school.
Panorama focuses on helping students achieve academic success and improve well-being. Panorama does not provide curriculum to districts.
Personal Information and Data
What does Panorama do with students’ data?
Panorama only uses student data for the purpose of serving schools and districts.
Panorama does not use student data for purposes other than serving schools and districts, and we cannot share any education or student information unless authorized by the school or district or under applicable law.
We do not market, sell, or rent any student's personal information; nor do we engage in, inform, influence, or enable advertising to students. We cannot share any education or student information unless authorized by the school or district or under applicable law.
How does Panorama keep students’ data safe?
Panorama follows industry best practices for data privacy and security. As a technology company, we implement administrative, technical, and physical security controls designed to protect information stored on our servers, which are located in the United States.
What kinds of student data does Panorama collect?
Schools and districts use Panorama’s platform to see all aspects of a student’s learning side by side. In Panorama’s platform, educators are typically looking across academic information, behavior information, attendance information, and student voice survey data to understand the full picture of a student’s strengths and needs.
Some schools and districts see academic information in Panorama, such as grades and assessment scores, and demographic information, such as grade level and gender, in order to support their educational services and drive positive outcomes for their students.
Does Panorama engage in data mining?
The term “data mining” isn’t well-defined in public discourse, and we want to be very clear about what we do and what we do not do. One common understanding of “data mining” is the use of data to target advertising to children; we oppose such activities, and we do not engage in them.
Panorama does not market, sell, or rent any student's personal information. Panorama does not engage in, inform, influence, or enable advertising to students.
Panorama does not collect information from students unless we are performing services for their school or district pursuant to a written contract. We cannot share any education or student information unless authorized by the school or district or under applicable law.
Here’s what we do: Panorama uses student data for the purpose of serving schools and districts. Panorama’s products enable educators to gain insights from their students’ data in order to better understand and support them.
Does Panorama share student data with Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, or other social media companies?
No, absolutely not. Panorama only uses student data for the purpose of serving schools and districts. Panorama cannot share any student information unless authorized by the school or district or under applicable law.
I have a question about Panorama’s work in my child’s school or district. Who do I contact?
In most cases, the best way to learn about Panorama’s work in your school district is to contact the district directly. Decisions about survey content, how surveys are administered, and other ways of engaging with Panorama are made by schools and districts.
Does Panorama Education sell critical race theory (CRT) to schools? Does Panorama aid in teaching critical race theory (CRT) in schools?
No, Panorama Education does not sell critical race theory (CRT) to schools. Panorama is not connected to critical race theory (CRT) and is not a tool for teaching critical race theory (CRT).
I have a question that is not covered here. Who do I contact?
Visit our Privacy, Safety, and Trust page to learn more about our commitment to student privacy. Please send any additional questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also update this FAQ from time to time with more information based on any additional questions relevant to our work.