The only literacy assessment that measures the concept of word - a key, early predictive indicator of literacy development.
Measure and monitor children's knowledge of grade-level literacy fundamentals from Pre-K through 8
Inform teachers' instruction by providing explicit information about their students' knowledge of literacy fundamentals
Mid-year forms and PALS Quick Checks allow for ongoing student progress monitoring throughout the year
PALS español provides unique, native language tool for Spanish speaking students
Online system provides resources for planning and conducting instruction, with online score entry and reporting
PALS provides a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs and provides a means of identifying those children who are relatively behind in their acquisition of fundamental literacy skills.
PALS measures these key literacy fundamentals:
Students’ scores on PALS screening tasks, chosen because they are predictive of later literacy development, are added together to create a summed score. The summed score is the benchmark for identifying at-risk students for reading development. The data provided contains specific instructional reading levels and spelling stages for all students so teachers can plan instruction for the entire class. Every student, at every level.
PALS español is was developed to assess Spanish literacy development in the native language of Spanish-speaking children, and not simply a translation of PALS. It also provides teachers with valuable diagnostic information that helps them target instruction to individual students’ needs.
Our implementation specialists are trained to listen. They are committed to each user, data piece, and staff inquiry. With hundreds of successful implementations nationwide, we understand a personal approach helps each school and district succeed.
Once implemented, we know that training for all your educators and teachers is critical for adoption and success. Our trainers focus on each user at every level – from technically advanced to technically cautious – and empower our expert users with certificate programs.
Our support begins at the beginning. We believe in equal levels of support no matter where you are in our process: from the first inquiry on day one to questions months (or years) later. Email and phone inquiries are addressed by friendly, knowledge experts within 24 hours. We value our clients and thank them by supporting them, always.
An Integral Literacy Skill An article written by PALS co-founder Marcia Invernizzi and Rainey Blackwell-Bullock, the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) K-3 Coordinator.Read Now