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Resources for the ETS® Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders

ETS Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders Candidate Handbook

The ETS Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders Assessment Candidate Handbook is a free download that includes an overview of the assessment and instructions for completing tasks. The handbook is updated from time to time, so always check the "last updated" date on the cover to be sure you have the latest version.

Download the Handbook.


A list of common terms you should know before beginning your ETS Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders is included in the Glossary.

Download the Glossary.

Permission Forms

You must get permission for the use of all materials or feedback (e.g., written observations, emails, letters, documents) you submit as artifacts that are not created solely by you. The required permission forms are listed below. After you have obtained the appropriate permissions, retain the forms with your records.

Task 4 Standardized Reflection Form

This form is used to document feedback from the observed colleague for your Task 4 response.

Task Requirements

Each Requirements document contains the activities and guiding prompts for each task, the standards and indicators measured by each task, and detailed instructions to follow when submitting responses.

Scoring Rubrics

Each task in the assessment is scored based on a 4-point rubric that delegates scores based on how well you encompassed all the required PATL standards in your submission.

Completing the Assessment in a Virtual or Hybrid Learning Environment

Guidance for Completing the Performance Assessment for Teacher Leaders (PATL) in a Virtual Learning Environment or Hybrid Model explains how candidates can complete the assessment tasks in a virtual learning environment.

When working in a virtual environment, it may be difficult to obtain signatures for the permission forms. Therefore, candidates may use electronic signature programs, such as DocuSign®, to obtain permission form approvals if unable to obtain physical signatures.

Download the PATL Assessment: Virtual Learning Environment Guidance.

The Submission System User Guide

This guide contains step-by-step instructions with related screen shots to help you through the submission system process.

Download the Submission System User Guide.

Library of Examples

This collection of actual responses submitted by teacher leadership candidates allows you to compare stronger and weaker responses against your own response.

Visit the Library of Examples.

Teacher Leader Model Standards

The Teacher Leader Model Standards outline the requirements for each task included in the PATL assessment.

Download the Teacher Leader Model Standards.