About the PATL Assessment

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


ETS automatically provides PATL assessment test-taker score reports to the educator preparation program (EPP) selected by the test taker at registration. For state certification departments to have access to score reports, the test taker must select them as a score recipient during registration. In states that have adopted the PATL assessment, the state agency is an automatic score recipient.

These reports are available in the ETS® Data Manager. To sign in or request access to the ETS Data Manager, visit ETS Client Services for Educator Licensure.

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.

See a PATL Sample Test-taker Score Report (PDF).

Score report dates

Fall 2023

Report Date
All Tasks & Overall Assessment Scores December 12, 2023

Resubmission Window Scores

January 26, 2024

Spring 2024

Report Date
All Tasks & Overall Assessment Scores May 3, 2024

Resubmission Window Scores

June 14, 2024


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.