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

You must register for the PASL assessment through your online account.

Before You Register

This assessment is administered twice per year during pre-established submission windows. These windows were created to align as closely as possible to your school leader internship schedule. Before registering for the assessment, you must:



  • Candidates seeking certification must be approved in the GaPSC state certification system to take the assessment. Before registering, make sure that your GaPSC MyPSC account reflects that:
    • your educator preparation program has approved you for the assessment
    • you have verified your enrollment in your preparation program
  • Consult with your educator preparation program if you are not approved for this assessment.
  • ETS will verify your eligibility after you create your registration. If you are not approved for the assessment in the GaPSC system, your registration will be canceled.


  • Candidates seeking certification must be approved in the state certification system to take the assessment. Consult with your educator preparation program to verify you are approved for this assessment.
  • Out-of-state/out-of-country candidates seeking certification in Texas should contact the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for testing approval at 1-512-936-8400, Option 2 Educator Certification or contact the TEA Help Desk for more information.
  • If you are already a certified Principal and want to upgrade to the Principal as Instructional Leader certificate, contact the TEA for testing approval. Contact the TEA Help Desk for more information.

How to Register

Follow these steps to register for the PASL assessment:

  1. Create an ETS® Performance Assessment Account. To purchase the assessment, create an account in the online registration system and establish your own username and password. You will receive an email confirming that you have successfully created your account. This account is where you access your performance assessment, submit your tasks and view your scores.
  2. Select Your Test and Submission Window. Follow the instructions to purchase your assessment. Verify that the state in which you are seeking certification appears above the list of assessments. Contact us if you do not see the test you need to take in the list of tests. The registration deadline may have passed, and late registration may be available by phone. Be sure to select the appropriate submission window that best conforms to your clinical experience schedule. See Dates and Deadlines for additional information on submission windows.
  3. Identify Your Educator Preparation Program. When prompted, select the state and educator preparation program (EPP) that is requiring you to take the assessment. The EPP you select automatically receives your score for the assessment, which includes individual scores for Tasks 1, 2 and 3.

  4. Select Score Recipients. Your cumulative score and highest scores for each task are automatically sent to the EPP you selected. If you are seeking certification in a state that has established a passing score with ETS, the state certification agency will automatically receive a copy of your scores. You may select up to four additional score recipients at no extra cost. You can add or modify these recipients up until 10 p.m. ET the night before the Task 3 submission deadline. If you wish your scores to be sent to a state certification department, be sure to select them as a score recipient.
  5. Answer Background Information and Assessment-related Questions. You will be asked to provide demographic and other background information that may be used for research purposes. In addition, you will be asked to respond to several questions relating to your school leader internship.
  6. Pay. You can pay by credit/debit card, eCheck, through PayPal®, or by voucher. The credit/debit cards accepted are American Express®, Diners Club International®, Discover®, JCB® Card, MasterCard®, RuPay Global, UnionPay® or VISA®.
  7. Confirmation. You will receive an email confirming your registration.

Once you have registered, you will be able to access the assessment through your online account when the submission window opens. See Dates and Deadlines. To work on the assessment before then, see Prepare for the Assessment.

Register for Resubmission

If your assessment score falls below the passing score for the assessment, you are eligible to resubmit any or all three tasks for a fee. Only one resubmission per task is permitted during the resubmission window. The resubmission window immediately follows the reporting of your total assessment scores. To register for resubmission, select your appointment number from the "View Scores" page. Next, select the "Resubmit Appointment" link under the Actions heading. Select the assessment submission window. You will be presented with a list of the three tasks. Select the task(s) for which you wish to register and proceed to Checkout.

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