Library of Examples for the ETS® Performance Assessment for School Leaders (PASL)

This Library of Examples is a collection of actual written responses submitted by school leader candidates. Organized by task and by each textbox within a task, each example includes a stronger and weaker written response that you can use to compare against the rubric and your own work in order to evaluate the quality of evidence you have presented.

Corrections were not made to what candidates submitted. Because these excerpts were taken from a variety of candidates, they reflect a variety of writing styles and modes of presentation. No matter the style of writing, however, most important is how well the evidence addresses the guiding prompts and the rubric specific to each textbox within a task.

Correctly Using the Library of Examples

The PASL Library of Examples does not provide templates for successful submissions. The examples should be used only for comparison purposes; each pair of excerpts provides a stronger and weaker response to the same textbox.

The textbox number for each example is referenced at the top of the page and can be easily matched to the corresponding textbox number located on each task rubric. Compare your responses to the published pairs to determine whether or not your work contains sufficient evidence to fully address each guiding prompt. By examining each response and comparing the evidence within that response to the various levels of the rubric, you can determine where on the rubric your response might fall.

Examples by Task

Examples for some textboxes are provided via the links below. This Library of Examples will be updated after the scoring of the first administration to include examples for all textboxes.

Note: The work you submit as part of your response to each task must be yours and yours alone. 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.