Measure and Understand Student Well-Being With a Research-Backed Instrument

well-being-survey-bookSometimes referred to as “youth positive development” or as “indicators of thriving,” student well-being is a predictor of outcomes including educational achievement, mental health, economic prosperity, and relationship success.

By asking students to reflect on their well-being through surveys, schools and districts can gather actionable data to better support students socially and emotionally.

Measuring well-being can contribute to a “whole child” educational approach, signal to students and their families the importance of mental health, help focus limited counseling resources on at-risk students, and inform a community-wide response to the trauma of student suicide.

In this user guide, you'll get access to:

  • The complete Panorama Well-Being Survey, with versions of topics and questions that are developmentally appropriate for students in grades 3-5 and grades 6-12.
  • A description of how to use the well-being measures in your school or district.
  • A summary of the research and survey development process.

Example Survey Questions:

  • During the past week, how often did you feel happy?
  • During the past week, how often did you feel lonely?
  • Do you have a teacher or other adult from school who you can count on to help you, no matter what?