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Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL)

Candidates

Welcome! As a leadership preparation candidate in one of Massachusetts' preparation routes, you will need to meet the requirements established for the Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL) in order to obtain your initial leadership license. The PAL assessment is designed to provide clear evidence of your readiness for initial school leadership work.

This section provides assessment materials, participation guidelines, policies, a schedule of important dates, a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), and other useful resources.


PAL Schedule
Submission deadlines and score report dates


Policies
Requirements for participation in the PAL


Resources
The Candidate Assessment Handbook, templates, and system user guides


Requesting Alternative Arrangements
Policies for alternative arrangements


Registration and Submission
Register and review submission information


Scores
Access your PAL scores and testing history


Frequently Asked Questions
Candidate FAQs about the PAL