The PATL assessment measures the critical leadership roles that teachers play in contributing to student and school success. The assessment measures leadership roles in six areas, called tasks, which are scored according to task-specific rubrics. Each task addresses specific standards within the Teacher Leader Model Standards (PDF).
Teachers who are currently certified and practicing teachers seeking advanced credentials are eligible to take the PATL assessment.
Task Requirements and Rubrics
Task 1: Adult Learning and the Collaborative Culture
Task 2: Research for the Improvement of Practice
Task 3: Professional Learning
Task 4: Observation and Use of Assessment Data
Task 5: Collaboration with Families and the Community
Task 6: Collaborative Teams and Advocacy
Scores are reported online about 6 weeks after the task deadline to test takers and educator preparation programs. If they resubmit any tasks, this report will be reissued about 4 weeks after the resubmission deadline.
There are three types of scores for the PATL assessment:
- step scores — each task of the assessment contains three steps
- task scores — total of the three step scores
- overall cumulative assessment score — total of the six task scores
Passing scores are established at the overall cumulative score level.
Test-taker score reports
The test-taker score report contains valuable information about the test taker's performance, including:
- a summary page indicating the score for each task and a cumulative score for the assessment
- a detail page for each task indicating scores for each step within a task and feedback for each step score
The step score feedback guides test takers to improve the quality of evidence in the step responses, addresses the level of the evidence provided in the step responses and helps test takers decide if they want to resubmit any tasks.
Adopting the assessment
Contact us to learn more about the PATL and how to begin using the PATL as part of your state's education program requirements.