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PASS Survey


Dear Parents and Guardians,

 We are writing to inform you of your student’s participation in a brief survey to assist us in uncovering and addressing the social and emotional well-being of our students. With a continued commitment to addressing social and emotional barriers to learning, we are asking that all students enrolled in 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grade complete the Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) survey. 

Developed by a team of educational psychologists from multiple universities, PASS provides teachers with highly reliable and valid information into how they feel about themselves as a learner and how they feel about school. Available in twenty languages, PASS allows schools to detect possible barriers to student learning, including issues around confidence, resilience, motivation, and concentration. 

The PASS survey will allow our school to proactively address non-academic barriers to learning, which can compromise the wellbeing and academic success of our students. During the coming year, PASS will be administered in the Winter and Spring. Please be assured that student confidentiality will be strictly protected.

 If you have questions or wish to discuss this further, contact me at [email protected] or 724-628-3300.


Nicholas Damico

Director of Student Services