About the ETS® Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL)

ETS is pleased to introduce the ETS® Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL). The PASL assessment provides a solution, developed by educators for educators, for measuring a school leader candidate's application of knowledge and skills identified as relevant and important for beginning instructional leaders.

Greater, more meaningful data helps inform decisions. The PASL assessment helps educator preparation programs like yours make the most effective use of their time by providing an assessment that helps align test takers, cooperating school leaders and supervising instructors to drive student achievement and learning.

The Tasks

The content of this assessment is aligned with the Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL). Learn more about the task requirements.

Registration and Submission

Test takers create an account, register and submit tasks in the ETS Performance Assessment system. The PASL assessment will be administered twice per year during preestablished submission windows. See Test-taker Registration.


Scores are reported online to test takers and educator preparation programs approximately four weeks after the task submission deadline. See Scores.

Adopting the Assessment

Learn more about the test adoption process.

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Become a Rater

ETS will soon hire raters for online scoring of the PASL assessment. If you are interested, please check the ETS Online Scoring opportunities information.