Proactively Identify and Address Social & Emotional Barriers to Learning

Effective learning starts with the social and emotional well-being of students. PASS helps identify fragile learners who are held back by factors such as a lack of confidence, motivation, or connection to school. By uncovering how students feel about themselves and school, educators can give them the support they need to thrive.


See How It Works

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The online assessment and SEL intervention tool used to
serve over 3.5 million students

Sensitively evaluate all students K-12 for potential barriers to learning with a quick, easy-to-use SEL measure that is standardized and research-backed.

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Screen Universally

Gain insight into student attitudes with easy to analyze traffic light reporting for the entire district, including demographic groups, and individual students.

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Identify SEL Barriers

Receive personalized guidance on how to interpret your data and gain access to over 130 research-backed intervention strategies.

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Intervene Proactively

With PASS, we can zero in on an individual student, but can also glean school climate type of information from the results of an entire grade level or school."

Dr. Gregory Egnor

Director of Student Services, Burrell School District

PASS Attitudinal Assessment

Research-backed psychometric measure

Administered digitally in just 15 minutes

Results immediately available

Tailored and standardized for K-12

Offered in 26 languages

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Using PASS Data & Reports

  • PASS automatically generates multi-level reports that are easy to read using a clear traffic light system.

  • Reports provide insights into nine factors, allowing schools to clearly identify barriers to learning such as disengagement, low self-worth, bullying, and the risk of absenteeism. 

  • Demographic data allows schools to ensure equity in education at every stage of the process.

  • PASS data allows schools to start the conversation that will ultimately improve student confidence, behavior, attendance, and achievement, as aligned to ESSA's non-academic standards.

"PASS was the first SEL assessment we reviewed for district-wide use in grades K through 12. Still, we spent the better part of a year looking at several highly regarded SEL products only to return to PASS as our first choice. We determined that PASS is the most user-friendly while providing the assessment information in several key areas and providing an abundance of resources. We loved that students complete the self-assessment, and teachers are provided color code data following the assessments."

Dr. Elana Grissom,

Director of Student Programs at Jenks Public Schools in Oklahoma

"By using [...] early indicator data, it is possible to identify when students are beginning to fall off track, providing time to intervene and alter their trajectory through school and beyond.

Schools are now exploring how they can create an ethos and culture that support wellbeing in their students to support the prevention of mental health issues developing. This is where PASS becomes invaluable."

Dr. Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University

Proactive intervention

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Equipped with PASS data, schools have the power to proactively address and prevent social and emotional barriers to learning at both a school-wide and individual level. The insights provided by the PASS data can be used to inform a school's MTSS plan and assess the effectiveness of a school’s existing SEL programs.


The PASS Online Intervention Guide offers over 130 unique interventions directly linked to the nine PASS factors. The research-backed strategies empower administrators and teachers to help students develop the non-academic skills they need to succeed in school, work, and life.


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