By asking students to reflect on their well-being, school districts can gather actionable survey data to understand the student experience and deliver student resources focused on self-care and social-emotional learning.
Measuring student health and wellness can contribute to a “whole child” educational approach and signal to students and their families that you take mental health concerns seriously. A student wellness survey can also focus limited counseling resources on at-risk students and inform a community-wide response to student suicide.
From a student perspective, measuring well-being can give students an opportunity to share their inner aspirations and to seek help. Ultimately, the survey results can lead to interventions and coping strategies that improve something students value highly: their own happiness.
The Panorama Well-Being Survey exists as a set of three scales, or groups of survey questions, each focused on a single construct, or topic (e.g., Positive Feelings). Schools and districts can select the topics that align with their strategic priorities or add custom questions, although we recommend using the full survey.
Schools and districts may use the Panorama Well-Being Survey on its own, or combine topics on this instrument with related topics from the Panorama Social-Emotional Learning Survey, the Panorama Student Survey, and the Panorama Equity and Inclusion Survey—such as Social Awareness, Self-Management, Campus Climate, and School Safety.
For school and district leaders interested in advanced data analysis and survey reporting programs, explore our dashboards and professional development.