USD 231 shares panorama survey, map testing results

The 2022 Panorama survey results came in for the Gardner Edgerton school district.

“I am happy to bring good news,” Melissa McIntire, director of student support services, said.

The survey gathers feedback from students about their classroom experience.

McIntire said they surveyed grades third through 12th. They received 728 responses from 3rd through 5th grade out of 1,300 students and 473 responses from 6th through 12th grade from 3,100 students.

Questions were asked about student competency, supports and environment.

McIntire said competency had an increase in every category for the third through fifth grades ranging from social awareness, self-management, growth management and grit. Sixth through 12th grade saw improvement overall with emotion regulation staying the same overall.

“82 percent saw favorable relationships,” McIntire said about the third through fifth grade survey takers. She said sixth through 12th grade saw a seven percent increased improvement with student teacher relationships.

The next survey will be Jan. 30 through Feb. 3.

Ryan Colston, assessment coordinator, shared the recent MAPS test results.

MAPS is the Measure of Academic Progress assessment that aims to measure growth and achievements in K-12 math, reading and language.

“It evaluates where we are in the learning process for Fall, Winter and Spring,” Colston said.

Math achievements went down over the last year.

“Math historically drops in mid-Winter,” he said.

Colston said math and reading had growth projections of less than 60 percent.

Christy Whittier, director of elementary education, said they were disappointed they didn’t see the growth they wanted to with the MAPS testing.

“It is a pretty broad look, and we will dig deeper into the data,”she said. “We will strengthen instruction and we have things in place to strengthen reading.”

Heather Peeke, director of high school educational services, said they were focused on problem solving and intervention.

She said they have the luxury to have mid-year testing in middle school, but were a little disappointed with the scores and looking to bridge the gap.

“We will go back to the drawing board,” she said.