Panorama For

Social-Emotional Learning

Use Panorama to measure and improve social-emotional learning—the mindsets, skills, and attitudes that enable students to succeed in school and in life—and download our free, research-backed SEL measures.

We help schools and districts understand and improve social-emotional learning in three key areas:

Student Competencies

The skills that help students succeed at school, in their careers, and in life. Topics include: Grit, Growth Mindset, Self-Management, Classroom Effort, Social Awareness and Learning Strategies.

Student Supports & Environment

The environment in which students learn, which influences their academic success and social-emotional development. Topics include: Teacher-Student Relationships, Sense of Belonging, and School Safety.

Teacher Skills & Perspectives

Teachers' readiness and preparation to support student SEL at school. Topics include: Teacher Self-Reflection, Professional Learning About SEL, Resources for Student Support, and Educating All Students.

    Student Competencies:

  • Grit -

    How well students are able to persevere through setbacks to achieve important long-term goals. Recommended

  • Growth Mindset -

    Student perceptions of whether they have the potential to change those factors that are central to their performance in school. Recommended

  • Self-Management -

    How well students manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations. Recommended

  • Social Awareness -

    How well students consider the perspectives of others and empathize with them. Recommended

  • Self-Efficacy -

    How much students believe they can succeed in achieving academic outcomes. Recommended

  • Learning Strategies -

    How well students deliberately use strategies to manage their own learning processes generally.

  • Classroom Effort -

    How much effort students put into school and learning.

  • Social Perspective-Taking -

    The extent to which students consider the perspectives of their teachers.

  • Self-Efficacy About Specific Subjects -

    How much students believe they can succeed in achieving academic outcomes in specific subjects.

  • Emotion Regulation -

    How well students regulate their emotions.

    Student Supports & Environment:

  • Teacher-Student Relationships -

    How strong the social connection is between teachers and students within and beyond the school. Recommended

  • Sense of Belonging -

    How much students feel that they are valued members of the school community. Recommended

  • School Safety -

    Student perceptions of physical and psychological safety while at school. Recommended

  • Engagement -

    How attentive and invested students are in school.

  • Rigorous Expectations -

    How much students feel that their teachers hold them to high expectations around effort, understanding, persistence and performance in class.

  • Valuing of Specific Subjects -

    How much students feel that an academic subject is interesting, important, and useful.

  • Valuing of School -

    How much students feel that school is interesting, important and useful.

    Teacher Skills & Perspectives:

  • Teacher Self-Reflection -

    Faculty perceptions of their professional strengths and areas for growth, related to social-emotional learning. Recommended

  • Professional Learning about SEL -

    Perceptions of the amount and quality of professional growth and learning opportunities available to faculty, related to social-emotional learning. Recommended

  • School Climate -

    Perceptions of the overall social and learning climate of the school. Recommended

  • Resources for Student Support -

    Perceptions of the adequacy of the school’s resources for student support. Recommended

  • Educating All Students -

    Faculty perceptions of their readiness to address issues of diversity.

We partner with schools and districts on SEL programs

Over 1,000 schools have used our measures of social-emotional learning as an important tool for improving student outcomes. Our team of former educators works directly with school and district leaders to customize SEL programs to the needs of particular communities.

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Measure and Understand SEL with Panorama

Using our online platform, schools and districts can collect students' and teachers' self-reported SEL competencies, explore the results with interactive dashboards, and provide teachers with actionable strategies to cultivate their students' SEL skills.

Our platform lets you evaluate and explore SEL topics with ease.

Use our platform to administer SEL measures online and explore the results with in-depth reports. Explore how students and teachers are doing on SEL topics with:

National Benchmarks

View your students' SEL results against our topic-level national benchmarks, including Grit, Social Awareness, and Sense of Belonging.

Subgroup Analysis

Explore student SEL data across a range of academic and demographic subgroups, including race and ethnicity, gender, grade level, FRPL status, and more.

Actionable Resources

Discover classroom strategies and cutting-edge research that help educators' cultivate and encourage student SEL skill development on Playbook.

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Measuring SEL in Woodridge 68

Learn how Woodridge School District 68 (Ill.) measures and promotes growth in students' social-emotional learning. Teachers and school leaders use Panorama's interactive reports and tools to support students in developing SEL skills to thrive in high school, college, careers, and beyond.

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Panorama Has Supported SEL measures of over 1 million students nationwide

“We used Panorama's SEL measures in five topics last year. In this pilot, we found all five SEL topics had a positive relationship with student growth and performance on MAP and ACT scores. This relationship was strongest with Grit. This year, we will use the SEL measures with all of our students in grades 3-12 to better understand how social-emotional learning can be used as a lever to improve school culture, academic performance, and college readiness and persistence.”

Rich Harrison

Chief Academic Officer  -  Uplift Education (TX)

About the Research

A growing body of evidence suggests that social-emotional skills correlate with important student outcomes, including academic achievement, employment, and income later in life. Measuring student social-emotional learning provides a critical view into students' self-perception of their capacity to grow and develop and the extent to which they feel supported, valued, and engaged at school.

Our SEL measures have been used in thousands of schools across the US and are regularly checked for validity and reliability. Many schools and districts have found positive correlations between these measures and student outcomes, such as GPA, test scores, and attendance.

Many of our SEL measures were created by Dr. Hunter Gehlbach, Associate Professor at the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, UCSB, and Panorama's Director of Research, along with his research team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Some measures have been adapted from work developed in partnership with the CORE Districts, Transforming Education, and their research partners. We’re grateful for the support and contributions of our partners.

 Read the Reliability and Validity of Panorama's SEL Measures report

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