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Pandemic Anxiety Screener for Students–12: Research Edition

Steven G. Feifer, DEd, and PAR Staff

Assesses the impact of a pandemic on a student’s everyday functioning
Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
4 years to 18 years
5 minutes to administer and score
Qualification level:
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

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Most students have been away from the classroom for more than 6 months, and, in that time, the world has changed. Students and their families have had to adapt to working and learning from home; quarantining from friends and family; and fearing for the health and safety of themselves and their loved ones.

When they return to school, students may exhibit symptoms such as anxiety, stress, and fear. Finding out if students are struggling is the first step in helping school professionals get back to doing what they do best—helping children.   

The PASS-12, a 12-item checklist developed by FAR, FAM, and FAW author Steven Feifer, DEd, allows you to assess the impact of a pandemic on school-based functioning, specifically for children who are attending or re-entering in-person school. This parent rating form provides information to help school professionals make important decisions.

  • Entirely digital, the PASS-12 is administered and scored via PARiConnect, our online testing platform, in about 5 minutes.
  • Raw scores and percentiles are provided for quick and easy interpretation; follow-up with more comprehensive assessment is recommended if the total raw score falls within an elevated range.
  • Intervention recommendations and resources are provided in the Score Report, and the free Technical Paper provides administration guidance.