Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)

  • PALS is a research based screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring tool. Wisconsin teachers use PALS to identify students at risk of developing reading difficulties, diagnose students' knowledge of literacy fundamentals, monitor progress, and plan instruction that targets students' needs. Student data collected from PALS provides a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs.

    Administration: Fall and spring of each year

    Grades: Pre-K to 2

    Subjects: Reading

    Length: 25-60 minutes (on hold)