Used by educators nationwide, PALS provides comprehensive literacy assessment that includes screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring tools for measuring the fundamental components of literacy in English and Spanish. PALS gives teachers the information necessary to provide instruction that improves their students’ chances of future reading success.
Measure and monitor children’s knowledge of grade-level literacy fundamentals from Pre-K through 8
Designed to identify students in need of additional reading instruction
Informs teachers’ instruction by providing explicit information about their students’ knowledge of literacy fundamentals
Online system provides resources for planning and conducting instruction
Mid-year forms and PALS Quick Checks allow for ongoing student progress monitoring throughout the year
Identify students’ literacy strengths in their native Spanish language in order to accelerate English reading and spelling development
The data we get from PALS has been invaluable in helping us plan differentiated instruction and your online access to all teachers and student data has been a great help to me as the site administrator in planning professional development.
PALS is vital to my daily instruction for my struggling readers. I am able to pinpoint exactly which phonics features that my students need individually using the teacher-friendly reports. The Quick Checks allow me to monitor their progress and adjust instruction as needed.
PALS not only makes sense to teachers, it is based on a half-century of research. What a valuable tool for schools in that it allows them to follow students from year to year and see the growth that is achieved, and it also allows schools to see needs or holes in instruction.
Approaching grade-level readers typically have holes in their phonics and word knowledge that prevents them from fluently reading and writing texts. PALS data allows me to analyze their strengths and weaknesses to plan spelling-phonics instruction that they are using but confusing. Student growth is tremendous for this group, and I easily see the transfer of these skills to their independent reading and writing.