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Massachusetts Performance Assessment for Leaders (PAL)

2018–19 Program Year Resources Now Available

The PAL Candidate Assessment Handbook, Administrative Field Guide for Leadership Preparation Programs, and other support resources for PAL have been reviewed and updated for improvements to clarity and guidance based on input from program stakeholders, including candidates, program provider faculty, scorers, and the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Updates will not affect the assessment or scoring by the rubrics, but will focus on streamlining handbook formats and directions.

Summaries of Changes

The updated 2018–19 program year resources are now posted. The first submission deadline for the 2018–19 program year is October 18, 2018.

If you are in the process of preparing a submission, please review the updated resources prior to uploading.

If you have already submitted for the October 15, 2018, submission deadline, there should be no impact on the scoring of your submission. We encourage you to review the Summary of Changes (above), which lists updates and clarifications, along with the other program resources.