Today, educational excellence means creating learning environments where every student feels safe, included, and empowered to achieve. Bringing this vision to life requires hearing from students, teachers, and staff to better understand the state of equity and inclusion at school.
The Panorama Equity and Inclusion Survey provides schools and districts with a clear picture of how students, teachers, and staff are thinking and feeling about diversity, equity, and inclusion in school. The survey can help schools and districts track the progress of equity initiatives through the lens of students and staff, identify areas for celebration and improvement, inform professional development, and signal the importance of equity and inclusion to the community.
The student topics were developed in partnership with the RIDES (Reimagining Integration: Diverse & Equitable Schools) Project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
By asking students, teachers, and staff to reflect on their experiences of equity and inclusion in school, education leaders can gather actionable data to understand and improve the racial and cultural climate on campus.
The Panorama Equity and Inclusion Survey exists as a series of scales, or groups of survey questions, that work together to measure a single construct, or topic (e.g., Belonging). We recommend that schools and districts select the topics that align with their strategic priorities or vision for equity.
Any middle or high school community that values diversity, equity, and inclusivity can use this survey. The student questions are designed to be developmentally appropriate for grades 6-12.
Schools and districts may also combine topics on this instrument with related topics from other Panorama survey instruments, such as Teacher-Student Relationships, School Climate, and School Safety.
How diverse, integrated, and fair school is for students from different races, ethnicities, or cultures
Dr. Sam Moulton, Director of Research at Panorama, gives an overview of the research process, the instrument itself, and how schools can use it to promote equity and achievement for every student.
The research team followed a survey development process including pilot testing and refinement, an extensive review of survey literature, and feedback from experts on equity and inclusion in education.