Student Perception Survey

Survey Overview

We know that teachers care about their students and improving their instructional practice. Often, the data available to improve instructional practice does not include direct feedback from students. The New York City Department of Education (DOE) partners with Panorama Education to offer the Student Perception Survey, a research-based, confidential and anonymous student survey used across the country to provide teachers with students’ feedback about their classroom experiences.

The Student Perception Survey is administered for formative purposes only, and not as a part of Advance, New York City’s system for teacher development and evaluation.

This survey is designed to measure students' perceptions on teaching and learning in a particular class by asking a range of questions that focus on the following five topics:

  • Pedagogical Effectiveness
  • Classroom Climate
  • Classroom Rigorous Expectations
  • Classroom Engagement
  • Classroom Teacher-Student Relationships

View the 2019-20 Student Perception Survey for Paper Administration or the 2019-20 Student Perception Survey for Online Administration. For more information on survey administration, review this FAQ guide

Learn more about the survey vendor, Panorama Education.

2019-2020 Student Perception Survey Results

Teachers, principals, and field support staff can log in to their Panorama Education account to access their online reports.

Understanding Your Results

To assist teachers, principals, and field support staff in understanding their reports, resources such as user guides and a data protocol are available on WeTeachNYC. For general questions about the Student Perception Survey and how survey data is collected and reported, review the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Taking Action

Panorama Education Playbook

The Student Perception Survey is a formative tool intended to guide practice in the classroom and across schools. Along with the online survey reports, teachers and principals will have access to the Panorama Education Playbook (Playbook), an online professional learning tool that allows educators to share practices and create a personalized playbook of instructional strategies based on their survey results. For general questions about Playbook, review the Frequently Asked Questions (PDF). To learn how to navigate Playbook, review the Playbook User Guide for Teachers (PDF).


Are you a principal interested in facilitating a one-on-one conversation with a teacher about their individual results? Are you a teacher trying to understand how the Student Perception Survey aligns to the Danielson Framework for Teaching? Visit WeTeachNYC to access a reflection tool and other professional learning resources.

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