School Climate Surveys at Seattle Public Schools
Surveys are typically administered in the spring of each school year to all families, school staff, and students grades 3 through 12. Results are used to guide improvements at the school and district level. On this page, you will find information about our annual school climate surveys, including results from both our Spring 2021 and Fall 2020 surveys of remote learning.
Spring 2021 Student Survey
The district administered a student survey this spring (May 5-19) to all students in grades 3-12.
About the survey
The shift to remote learning caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it is more important than ever to check in regularly with students to see how instruction is going, so that efforts can be improved over the course of the year.
Questions focused on students’ experiences during the pandemic, access to and quality of remote and hybrid instruction, and questions on school climate and culture.
To better represent all students, and in response to student need, Seattle Public Schools used newly developed gender identity questions (for grades 3-12) and sexual orientation questions (for grades 6-12 only) on district-developed surveys. Seattle Schools has included both gender identity questions and sexual orientation questions in surveys over the past 10 years. These newly modified questions were developed with student, staff, and family input, and reflect the shift in language seen in similar questions being used in districts across the country.
Fall 2020 Remote Learning Surveys
In October 2020, the Seattle Public Schools Research & Evaluation Department partnered with Panorama Education to deliver surveys to all students in grades 3 to 12, all families, and all instructional school staff.
Survey Results from Previous Years
Survey results are typically made available in our Survey Reports Portal hosted by Panorama Education by August 31 each year. However, please note that due to COVID-19 school building closures, all school climate surveys for the 2019-20 school year were cancelled. To access this fall’s Remote Learning “Pulse” Survey and all historical climate survey data, please visit the Panorama Portal.
To find results for your school:
- Click on the school icon to select your school.
- Click the link for the Family, Staff, or Student Survey report you wish to view.
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