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Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) 2017

The PAYS will next be administered during the fall of 2017.  Local Summary Reports presenting the results will be sent to the Superintendents of participating school districts and private/charter schools in April 2018.

For additional information, contact Geoff Kolchin of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency at (717) 265-8483 or

  Fact Sheet and Timeline about the 2017 PAYS (PDF)

  To Request a Listing of Questions on the 2017 PAYS

  Form to Register your District/School for the 2017 PAYS Administration (DOC)

  Frequently Asked Questions About the 2017 PAYS (PDF)

  2017 PAYS Participation Through August 11, 2017 (PDF) 

  PAYS Passive Consent Letter (DOC)

  PAYS Administration Materials
  Proctor Instructions to be Read to Students - Paper/Pencil Administration
  Proctor Instructions to be Read to Students - Online Administration
  Survey Coordinator Instructions - Paper/Pencil Administration
  Survey Coordinator Instructions - Online Administration 
  Passive Opt-out Tracking Form
  Sample Introductory Teacher Letter