The Pupil Attitude to Self
and School (P.A.S.S.) Rating Scale was developed over 8 years in
collaboration with three U.K. universities and piloted with more
than 100 schools to measure specific aspects of children's attitudes
towards themselves as learners and their attitudes towards school.
It was designed initially as an educational profiling tool - meaning
that it allows preventative early identification of pupils and
schools "at-risk". This can sometimes be in advance of attitudes
translating into behavioural outcomes.
Teachers can, therefore, use P.A.S.S.
to inform timely and strategic intervention to reduce the negative
impact of disaffection, low self-regard and related attitudes on
attainment, attendance and other key educational performance
P.A.S.S. assesses 9 core dimensions based around learner self worth,
curricular and general motivation, pupil perceptions of their
learning environment, task persistence and attendance attitudes.
Assessment is standardised and nationally benchmarked
for students of 8 years of age and above
and is fully ICT enabled. We offer both
online and software
solutions. The latter also includes standalone
single user software for
Item readability is around
7 years of age. Students with lower reading ages can still access
the measure with an adult helper working to our supplied
For the new KS1 factors,
readability & further information click KS1 PASS for younger voices.
P.A.S.S. auditing is a
significant thread throughout this site. See also, for example: