Principal 268 and (PASL) Performance Assessment for School Leaders

Please Note: This information serves for the TExES Exam and Certification Requirements. Students are responsible for all information listed in this email, please be sure to read it carefully and retain a copy for your records.

Congratulations for reaching this point in your program. If you are in Texas, there are two TExES exams required for certification for Principal as Instructional Leader (PIL): TExES 268 and TExES PASL 368. Learn more about the PIL.

Note. Out-of-State Students are not eligible for testing or certification in Texas, please be sure to check your state requirements for Principal Certification in your state. This document does not relate to you. However, please sign it to acknowledge that you understand that you cannot take the TExES for certification in your state.

Texas Candidates

Please complete all applications with Lamar University (LU) to be approved with TEA to take these exams and to be approved for certification. When you are ready to test, use the checklists below to ensure that all your applications are completed correctly and in the correct order.

Effective September 1, 2019: Students must have completed a minimum of the first five courses (EDLD 5311, EDLD 5345, EDLD 5339, EDLD 5333, EDLD 5352) in the principal certification only program or the principal certification component of the M.Ed. in Ed. Admin. or Ed. Tech Leadership prior to applying for the TExES Principal 268 and PASL exam.

Effective August 15, 2022:

Students must meet the requirements listed below for approval to take the Principal as Instructional Leader TExES 268 and 368/PASL.

  • Complete the following courses: EDLD 5311, EDLD 5352, EDLD 5339, EDLD 5333, and EDLD 5345
  • 1st & 2nd Attempt (TExES 268 only) – Earn a passing score on the Certify Teacher exam

Checklist for Testing:

CHECK

 

STEP

HOW

 

1

Apply with LU TExES Office to take the TExES Principal 268

Click the test application for Principal 268. Be sure to include: 
  • Attach your Lamar unofficial transcript for all listed courses above taken and completed
  • Attach your valid classroom teaching certificate
  • Attach your past or current signed or stamped teaching service record by the school district reflecting two years or more with position held as a classroom teacher of record  
  • Attach a passing score report from Certify Teacher
  • Questions regarding Certify Teacher can be directed to Kim Elizondo at kim.elizondo@lamar.edu

 

2

Apply with LU TExES Office to take the TExES PASL 368

Click the test application for PASL 368. Be sure to include: 

  • TEA # (If you do not know your TEA number, please call TEA support at (512) 936-8400
  • Attach your Lamar unofficial transcript for all listed courses above taken and completed
  • Attach your valid classroom teaching certificate
  • Attach your past or current signed or stamped teaching service record by the school district reflecting two years or more with position held as a classroom teacher of record

 

3

Receive approval from LU TExES office with next steps for registering for the two tests. This approval takes approximately 3 weeks

During this time, you can determine exam dates and sites for the 268 at Pearson.

Determine the dates and deadlines for the 368 PASL on the ETS website.

 

4

Register for the TExES Principal 268 Exam

After completing Step 3, you will receive a confirmation email which will have the steps for completing your Pearson application.

 

5

Register with ETS to take the PASL 368 Exam

Register now.

Steps to register and preparation material are found at this site.

 

6

Take your exams and await your test results

You will be notified by Pearson for Principal 268 and ETS for PASL 368 of your testing results. If you pass both exams, please continue by using the Checklist to Be Certified below. If you need to retest, please see the information below the checklist. 


Note.
If after three weeks, you have not received information of your LU TExES approval to complete the application to register to test, please contact the TExES Office at (409) 880-7774 or Email: texes@lamar.edu

After passing your TExES exams, you will need to complete another application with Lamar University to be recommended for the Certification as Principal 268. Do not apply for certification with TEA until after you have completed the LU application to request approval for Certification. Use the below Checklist.

Checklist to be Certified:

CHECK

 

STEP

HOW

 

7

Verify that all conditions have been met with LU to be approved for Certification: Passed TExES Exams, Graduation, Outstanding Balances Paid, etc.

Use Self-Service Banner to determine if there are any holds on your account. You must have your degree conferred and all TExES exams passed before applying for certification.

 

8

Apply with LU Certification Office to be reviewed that you meet all conditions to be approved for Certification

Click the Lamar certification application

 

9

Apply with TEA using their online application AFTER you have completed the above step

Apply with TEA for Principal Certification.

*Choose Texas Standard Application

*Choose Entity: Lamar University (University Based)

 

10

The LU Certification Office will complete the certification recommendation process with TEA

TEA will email you at the email address you provided with TEA that you have been recommended by LU.  Check your email within 6 weeks after you have submitted your certification application to Lamar and TEA for your recommendation for certification. Please contact LU certification office if you have questions or concerns.


Note.
Students will not be recommended for Principal as Instructional Leader (Principal 268 and PASL 368), Certification, without following the above steps in the order they are presented. 

Note. If after 6 weeks, you have not received information of your LU Certification for recommendation to complete the application for certification, please contact the Certification Office at (409) 880-2320 or email: grad.cert@lamar.edu 

Lamar University and Texas Education Agency (TEA) are subject to make changes at any time pertaining to testing and certification deadlines, TExES exams and Lamar and TEA policies. Please make sure and check Lamar University websites and TEA websites for any changes and updates. All updated information can be found on the LU Certification Office website.

Locate TExES Exam Dates and Preparation Manuals.                      

Need to Retake the TExES Principal 268 Exam?

Students who need to retake the TExES Principal 268 must complete a study plan in Certify Teacher and pass a Certify Teacher exam prior to applying to retake the TExES 268 exam.

Questions regarding study plan reviews can be directed to Kim Elizondo at kim.elizondo@lamar.edu.

If You Do Not Pass One or Both TExES Exams

To retake one or both of the exams, please complete the application in Step 1 to retake exam. Texas Education Code §21.048 limits candidates to four attempts to retake any educator certification examination. This means that candidates are limited to a total of five attempts to pass a certification examination. For more information, please see the Educator Certification Examination Retake Limit FAQs.

Test-Limit Waiver Information

Test takers are limited to 5 attempts on any certification examination under Texas Education Code §21.048(a-1). The State Board for Educator Certification has defined the waiver application process in Chapter 230, Subchapter C of the Texas Administrative Code and authorized TEA staff to administer the waiver process. Application information is provided on the Test-Limit Waiver Information webpage.   

For more information, please visit TEA website.