As a program provider, one of the roles you will play is to help test takers prepare to take the PASL assessment. The work test takers submit in response to each performance assessment task must be their own. See Support and Ethical Considerations to guide you as you work with your test takers.
The PASL Overview is a resource that both supervising faculty and test takers can reference for obtaining in-depth information about the assessment and review of the three tasks.
The PASL Candidate and Educator Handbook guides test takers and supervising faculty through the assessment. We recommend that you become familiar with the handbook and the following test taker information.
Below are some resources that you can use to assist test takers in familiarizing themselves with the assessment.
- Task Requirements
Learn about what each task requires, including guiding prompts, detailed instructions and the rubrics used to evaluate the evidence test takers provide.
- Ancillary Materials
A glossary of PASL common terms, the plan template, observation and feedback survey forms.
- Library of Examples
- Permission Forms
- Written Commentary
- Video Requirements
- Resolving Technical Issues
ETS Review of Test-taker Task Responses
Ensure candidates understand that each task response in the assessment, whether submitted during the original submission window or during the resubmission window, must be entirely the candidate’s own work. Software is utilized to scan all responses for overlap with test-taker submissions from all submission windows and from the Library of Examples. If such overlap is detected, an investigation with the ETS Office of Testing Integrity (OTI) may be initiated and scores could be voided. See Scoring Policies.
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.