Project PASS

Promoting Academic Success in Students

Funded through the National Institutes of Health


 The overall goal of Project PASS was to determine the effectiveness of an assessment-based, school intervention package (e.g., instructional modifications) in improving the academic achievement of elementary school-aged children with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  A consultative problem-solving model employing functional academic assessment data was used to individually tailor classroom intervention components for each participating student.  Children were assigned to either an Individualized Academic Intervention (IAI) or Generic Academic Intervention (GAI) group, and all participating children received up too 3 semesters of a combination of teacher-,  parent-, computer-, and/or peer-mediated academic interventions.  A control group, consisting of students not demonstrating ADHD symptomology, was also assessed on the same time line to examine as a no-treatment condition. As of Spring 2006, Project PASS has completed data collection and is no longer recruiting participants.

apple iconInformation for Teachers and School Personnel

A brief information page for teachers and other school personnel including general results, recommendations, and intervention resources. For a list of more scholarly writings please refer to journal publications and conference presentations below.

apple iconInformation for Parents

Brief information page for parents including a summary of goals and results, recommendations, and resources for the home.

apple icon Journal Publications

Reference list of journal articles resulting from Project PASS data. Select Pdf files are available to download.

apple iconConference Presentations

Listing of conference poster and paper presentations by conference and year. Select Pdf files are available to download.

Questions and correspondence for Project PASS should be addressed to :

George DuPaul
College of Education
111 Research Drive, Iacocca Hall
Lehigh University
Bethlehem, PA 18018
(610) 758-3252

School Psychology Program