The Principals Technology Leadership Assessment (PTLA) is intended to assess principals’ technology leadership inclinations and activities over the course of the last school year (or some other fixed period of time). Based on ISTE’s original National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators (NETS-A), the PTLA was developed and psychometrically validated by the American Institutes for Research as part of a grant CASTLE received from the United States Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Several doctoral students and other scholars have used the PTLA in their research.

The PTLA is available to K-12 school organizations and educational leadership preparation programs for free. School organizations can download the PTLA assessment and instructions in PDF format. Organizations are responsible for their own data entry and analysis using Excel, SPSS, or some other data analysis software program. Data collection can be done by making a paper version or utilizing online survey software.

CASTLE believes in making the PTLA as freely available as possible to school organizations. The PTLA also is available for a small licensing fee to for-profit corporations and other entities that stand to make money from their usage of the PTLA. We are open to other creative possibilities for the PTLA; please contact me if you are interested in using this assessment.