Do you know a student like Daniel? Quiet, well-behaved, set for exam success. Except he isn't…
James is an EAL learner in an international school. Although his attainment scores seem ok on the surface, looking at a wider set of data including the PASS survey reveals a far more complex picture.
Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) provides vital insight into students’ attitudes and mindsets that may be having a negative impact on their attainment.
Developed by a team of chartered educational psychologists and four universities over a number of years, the PASS digital survey takes just 20 minutes to complete and provides teachers with a highly reliable and valid measurement of their students’ attitudes, based on an underlying national sample of more than 250,000 students.
PASS looks at nine attitudinal factors that are proven to be significantly linked to educational goals. These are:
The easy-to-interpret report generated once the survey has been completed allows schools to detect possible barriers to student learning, including issues around confidence, resilience, motivation and concentration. The survey results enable you to identify, track and monitor the type of teaching and intervention each student requires, helping to raise attainment and ensure student wellbeing.
PASS also adds valuable insight to the ability data you have from CAT4 by explaining why some students’ attainment doesn’t appear to match their ability.
We wanted the missing piece of the puzzle – attitude. Were children enjoying school and feeling happy, or feeling bored and insecure in their ability to learn? PASS uncovers this information for us so we can fully understand more than just academic barriers to learning.Stephany Herzog, Learning Support Co-ordinator, American International School, Abu Dhabi
Available translated into 20 different languages, the PASS survey acts as an early alert system to support schools’ wellbeing and pastoral programmes.
Full reports are delivered to you online as soon as students have completed the survey, these provide a clear insight into the mindset of each student and immediately show where support is needed at individual, group, cohort or whole-school level.
With vital information for the senior team, heads of year, teachers and group managements, PASS will enable schools to:
With PISA emphasising the importance of confidence in learning, the data also allows teachers to identify low confidence and support better outcomes.