Baseline ImPACT Testing
2020-2021 Baseline ImPACT Testing
All prospective 2020-2021 student athletes who do not have a current, valid baseline ImPACT test should plan to take a baseline test prior to their sports season. A current baseline test is one that has been completed in the last two academic years beginning in high school. All incoming 2020-2021 freshmen, new or transfer students will need to complete a test. All 2020-2021 juniors and anyone who does not have a current test will also need to test.
Check the status of you child's baseline ImPACT test
- Logging into you parent account on FinalForms.
- Click on Profile under your student-athlete's name
- Scroll down to Concussion Test History
- A current test will appear as a green box with a number and clock symbol. This number indicates the number of days until this test expires. You may also hover over the number with your cursor and it will display the exact date the test will expire.
- Any tests that appear with a red or yellow number means the test is either currently expired or will soon expire.
- If your 2020-2021 high school student-athlete does not have a test with a green icon, they will need to complete a baseline ImPACT testing session.
Due to COVID-19 all 2020-2021 baseline ImPACT tests will be completed online at home.
On July 10, 2020 testing codes have been sent to student ZPS emails directly from email@example.com
Contact your athletic trainer if:
- You did not receive a code and believe you need one
- It has been longer than one week since you've completed your online baseline test
- You do NOT have access to a computer or Chromebook at home for testing
Baseline ImPACT Testing Instructions
Please do the following before starting your test:
- Make sure you have a device with an external mouse or trackpad (a tablet, iPad or phone will not work)
- Find a quiet and distraction free environment, no phones or other devices
- Sit comfortably at a table or desk with a flat, hard surface
- Close all other programs and browser tabs
- When asked if you have taken the test before, click NO, even if you have tested previously
- Be sure to use your FULL name (first and last), no nicknames, when entering your name
- You may SKIP the demographics section
- You must complete the test in a single attempt of less than 45 minutes
- FinalForms will be updated weekly by your athletic trainer
Please contact your athletic trainer if:
- You have any questions or difficulty completing the test
- You do NOT have access to a computer OR chromebook
What is the baseline ImPACT test for?
The baseline ImPACT test is an individualized analysis of a student-athlete;s neurocognitive brain function in a healthy state. In the event that a student-athlete sustains a head injury, this analysis will be used as a normal, baseline value to compare to the post-injury test value to help determine which, if any, neurocognitive functions are impaired by the injury. The ImPACT test is not considered a diagnostic tool, but is used in the evaluation and management process for concussions.
Why is the baseline test only valid for two years?
Because brains in high school develop at such a quick rate it is recommended that athletes be tested every two years to ensure that the baseline test reflects where the brain is currently functioning.
How long will the test take and do I need to bring anything?
The test will take about one hour start to finish. However the test itself is only about 20-30 minutes long. The rest of the time is spent familiarizing student-athletes with concussion information, as well as general athletic training information. Student-athletes are required to attend the session in its entirety, or they will not be allowed to test. Parents to do NOT need to stay for the test and you do not need to bring anything with you.
Where is room 117 at East?
In the main hallway across from the library
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