Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) is an all-age attitudinal survey that provides a measurement of students’ attitudes towards themselves as learners and their attitudes towards school, providing valuable insight into obstacles that may be impacting negatively on attainment.
The information on this page will help you to understand how the tests can be used and how to interpret the data that they generate.
A short guide that highlights the key features of the PASS attitudinal survey and how to begin analysing your data from the reports:
PASS: Quick Start Guide
Students complete the PASS survey onscreen, taking around 20 minutes as they read and comment on 50 statements (PASS 1 is designed for younger children and includes fewer statements). PASS has been translated into 20 different languages.
Reports are made available instantly via the online assessment analysis system and are easy to interpret through bar graphs and a simple traffic light system for identifying high/medium/low support required.
The reports can be broken down by demographics (including nationality and gender), specified groupings (EAL category, additional educational need) or on an individual student level.
Allowing a minimum of 10 weeks between surveys, you can run the PASS survey for a second time with the school/cohort and then compare the two reports to monitor progress and measure the impact of interventions.
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PASS can be used across your school from age 4 to 18+, with different levels offering questions designed to be appropriate for the different stages of a student’s journey.
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The survey has been standardised against a representative national sample of more than 250,000 respondents.