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Dates and Deadlines for the ETS® Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL)

Review the PASL submission window dates and deadlines to determine which submission window fits your schedule and choose your window carefully. If you select a submission window and later decide to change to another window, you will be subject to a reschedule fee. If you have entered task responses and then change your submission window, you will lose that information.

Submission Windows

Note: Registration, Reschedule and Cancellation deadlines take effect at 11:59 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

Task submission deadlines take effect at 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated.

Important Update: ETS continues to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as state and federal responses. As your health and safety are always ETS's primary concern, we are announcing modifications to the spring 2020 PASL assessment submission schedule. The new deadline dates are as follows:

  • Registration deadline — May 11, 2020
  • Task submission deadline — May 20, 2020 (at 2 p.m. ET)
  • Resubmission registration deadline — July 1, 2020
  • Resubmission Task submission deadline — July 8, 2020 (at 2 p.m. ET)

The submission system will be updated shortly to reflect the new deadlines.

ETS is continuing to determine if additional action may be necessary as the situation evolves. Candidates that are unable to complete the assessment this spring will be eligible to receive a registration voucher that allows for the completion of the PASL assessment over the next academic year. Candidates should contact ETS between May 11 and May 15 at or 1-855-628-5088 (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–6 p.m. ET) once they have confirmed they will not able to complete the assessment. We will continue to provide updates periodically.

Fall 2019

Registration Opens August 5, 2019
Registration Closes October 25, 2019
Reschedule Deadline October 25, 2019
Cancellation Deadline October 25, 2019
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens September 3, 2019
Task Submission Deadline October 31, 2019
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens November 27, 2019
Resubmission Registration Closes December 16, 2019
Task Resubmission Deadline December 18, 2019

Spring 2020

Registration Opens August 5, 2019
Registration Closes May 11, 2020
Reschedule Deadline May 11, 2020
Cancellation Deadline May 11, 2020
Task Submission
Task Submission Opens January 3, 2020
Task Submission Deadline May 20, 2020
Task Resubmission Window
Resubmission Registration Opens April 29, 2020
Resubmission Registration Closes July 1, 2020
Task Resubmission Deadline July 8, 2020

Task Deadlines

All tasks and artifacts must be submitted within the same submission window.

All tasks are due by 2 p.m. ET on the date indicated. If you miss the task deadline, you will receive a score of zero for the task(s) not submitted.

If you miss deadlines, you are not eligible for fee refunds.

Resubmitting a Task

During the resubmission window, you may be eligible to register to resubmit responses to Tasks 1, 2 and/or 3 if you were not able to obtain the passing score for the assessment. For more information about resubmissions, see Resubmitting Your Tasks.

System Maintenance Windows

Several times during the year, ETS schedules downtimes where maintenance work is performed on ETS systems. The fall 2019 and spring 2020 scheduled system downtimes that will impact your access to the registration and task submission system are listed below. The specific timeframe for each of the outages will be posted on your account prior to the outage. Plan your work in the system accordingly.

Remember, you can prepare task responses, artifacts and video files outside the system independent of these outages.

Scheduled System Outages
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Sunday, October 20, 2019
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020

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