ImPACT Information

  • ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is the first, most-widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. This type of concussion assessment can help to objectively evaluate the concussed athlete's post-injury condition and track recovery for safe return to play, thus preventing the cumulative effects of concussion. ImPACT takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The program measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including:

    • Attention span
    • Working memory
    • Sustained and selective attention time
    • Response variability
    • Non-verbal problem solving
    • Reaction time

    All SYCSD Student-athletes are required to have a baseline in the database. During the 7th, 9th, and 11th grade years the Student-athletes must retake the test to update the baseline due to the brain's maturation. Baseline tests can be taken on any computer with internet access. Please make sure that the pop-up blocker is turned off, the test is taken all at once, and taken in a quiet room with no distractions. Click on the following link and select Pennsylvania and Susquehannock HS.


    Select Susquehannock High School for organization name.