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.

What is PASS?

Developed by a team of chartered educational psychologists and four universities over a number of years, PASS is a psychometric assessment specifically designed to spot attitudinal or emotional issues in children, and will be a useful tool to help your pupils settle back into school life and track how they reacclimatise over the months ahead.

When pupils return to school after lockdown, it is likely that their attitudes to themselves and their learning will have been affected by the prolonged period of remote education.

Some pupils may have become disengaged and lost their confidence, some may have adapted well to independent working and got used to the different way of working, and others may have been through a period of heightened anxiety and PASS enables you to measure these attitudes so you can provide the most appropriate pastoral support.

Taking just 20 minutes to complete and available in 26 languages, PASS acts as an effective early warning system for schools. Traffic light reporting is easy to read and act on, helping to pinpoint who’s at risk so you can plan interventions early and sensitively and our ready-made collection of PASS Interventions provides ideas on how to address any issues identified in your results.

How can PASS make a difference to you this year?

Developing a personalised approach to learning at The Regent Primary School, Abuja

The Regent Primary School in Abuja, Nigeria, prides itself on its high standards and on its personalised approach to teaching and learning. It recently became the first school in Abuja and only the fourth in the whole of Nigeria to be accredited against BSO (British School Overseas).

Introducing and monitoring strategies to improve student engagement and wellbeing: Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai

Jumeira Baccalaureate School in Dubai is an IB World School teaching to approximately 800 students from 65 different nationalities. The school offers students from pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 a world-class, inquiry-based education, encouraging a life-long love of learning and a capability for independent thinking.

How can the PASS data support me this year?

Available translated into 26 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:

  • Identify and understand issues that could prevent a student reaching their full potential
  • Inform teaching and learning strategies and intervention programmes
  • Guide pastoral support at whole school, cohort or individual level
  • Identify ‘invisible’ groups such as fragile learners

PASS can be used on return to school to better understand the impact of lockdown and remote learning on students’ wellbeing, as well as their readiness to resume school routines and learning. 

Particular factors of interest will be Perceived learning capacity, Self regard, Preparedness for Learning, Confidence in Learning and Response to curriculum demands. 

The interventions will enable schools to put in place strategies detailed and designed by an expert and new strategies specifically designed to support students returning from lockdown will be available in September.

With PISA emphasising the importance of confidence in learning, the data also allows teachers to identify low confidence and support better outcomes.

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