NONACADEMIC TESTS, QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEYS, AND EXAMS

USD 231 created this resource page per the requirements of Kansas House Bill 2567, Section 27, which took effect July 1, 2022.  This webpage hosts resource links to Nonacademic Tests, Questionnaires, Surveys, and Exams (NTQSE) that may be available to students. Parental consent is required for students to participate when these types of surveys or exams include questions about personal and private attitudes, values, and beliefs, as well as practices of the student, parents, guardians, family members, associates, friends, and/or peers. 

When administering NTQSE, the district will notify parents/guardians in writing no more than four months before administering the instrument. The notification will be sent to parents/guardians via email and will include a copy of the NTQSE. The notice will describe how the parent provides written consent, provide the name of the company or entity that produces or provides the survey, and explain how the data will be used.

The parent must “opt-in” with consent in writing or electronic signature for each NTQSE. The district will utilize electronic signatures through a secured Google form. The student may “opt-out” of the NTQSE and must be informed of this right. A copy of the NTQSE is available on this webpage (below).  

USD 231 embraces family engagement and transparency by asking parents to also "opt-in" their students for participation in other screeners and measures. Information related to other screeners and measures is on this webpage.

Kansas Communities that Care Survey

The Kansas Communities That Care survey measures teen substance use, delinquency, and related problem behaviors in schools and communities. The survey gives us insight into the problems students face and shows what we can do to help them succeed. The information is important for planning effective prevention programs in our school and community and provides data to assist in applying for grant funding. It is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12.

The survey is completely anonymous. Students will not be asked for their names on the questionnaire, nor will anyone be able to connect any individual student with his/her responses. School staff will not see any one student’s responses, but only summaries of results. Participation is entirely voluntary. Your child may decline to participate in the survey or may simply skip any question they do not wish to answer.  The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

We will be doing the Main Survey Questions and the Optional Depression Screener.  We are not doing any of the other optional survey questions. 

Please see the links below for access to the questions:

Main Survey Questions English

Main Survey Questions Spanish

Depression Suicide Questions English

Depression Suicide Questions Spanish

Panorama

Surveys
In the Fall of 2020, USD 231 Schools began using the Panorama survey to understand students’ experience in our schools better. This survey helps teachers, administrators, and counselors gauge student growth and understanding around social and emotional competencies, which contribute to academic success and increase engagement in the classroom.

Frequently Asked Questions about Panorama
Updated 10.06.2022

What is Panorama Education?
Panorama Education partners with K-12 schools and districts across the country to collect and analyze data about social-emotional learning and school climate. With research-backed surveys and a leading technology platform, Panorama helps educators act on data and improve student outcomes. Panorama supports more than 10 million students in 17,000 schools and 1,500 districts across 49 states. To learn more about Panorama Education, visit www.panoramaed.com

Where can I find the content of the survey for my student?
Full content proofs for each of the student surveys being used during this school year are available below: 

Student Supports and Environment_3-5.pdf

Student Competency Measures_3-5.pdf

Student Supports and Environment-6-12.pdf

Student Competency 6-12.pdf 

How was the survey developed?
The Panorama Student Survey was developed under the leadership of Dr. Hunter Gehlbach, Associate Professor at the University of Ca