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

Scores are issued to test takers and to educator preparation programs. Test takers who do not meet the passing score for the assessment will have an opportunity to resubmit one, two or all three tasks for a fee during the resubmission window immediately after scores are issued. See Getting Scores.

There are three types of scores for the PASL assessment:

  • step scores — each task of the assessment contains four steps
  • task scores — the sum of the four step scores; the score for Task 3 is doubled
  • overall assessment score — the sum of the three task scores

Test-taker Score Reports

The test-taker score report will contain 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

See a PASL Sample Test-taker Score Report.

Calculating Task Scores

Step scores are summed to determine the task score for each of the three tasks. The score for Task 3 is multiplied by two to reflect the double weighting of the task. Tasks that are not submitted receive a score of zero.

How Tasks Are Scored

Tasks are centrally scored by ETS-trained raters. To learn more about how the PASL tasks are scored, see How Tasks are Scored.

The Overall Assessment Score

The three task scores are summed to determine the overall assessment score. As noted above, the score for Task 3 is doubled.

Pass/Fail

The passing score for the assessment is set at the overall assessment level. Passing status is not determined at the individual task level.

Interpreting Scores

Learn how to interpret scores, from what a score means to what is considered a passing score. See Interpreting Scores.

Test Takers Who Do Not Pass

Test takers who are unable to pass the assessment during the original submission window have an opportunity to resubmit the tasks for a fee during a short resubmission window immediately following their original submission window. Test takers unable to pass the assessment during the resubmission window must retake the assessment in a future submission window.

Resubmission

Test takers with an overall assessment score that falls below the designated passing score for the assessment are eligible to resubmit any or all three summative tasks for a fee during the resubmission window immediately following their original submission. See How Test Takers Resubmit Tasks for more information.

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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.