Target foundational literacy skills with Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).

Click here to learn more about the PALS assessments.  Teachers and literacy specialists use PALS to screen students in fall and spring and to identify areas of instructional need in specific literacy skills in fall, mid-year, and spring.

Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!

The PALS Online System is open for the 2022-23 school year.  If your school district has renewed PALS*, your school administrators may now log in using the same credentials as last year.

If your school or district has not yet renewed your PALS annual licenses, visit this page for support and renewal instructions so that you can access the PALS Online System again as soon as it reopens.

*SC and WV school districts ordering PALS through their departments of education will receive email notification to your district representative to alert you when your accounts are active.

Just getting started with PALS for the first time?

  • Visit this page for an overview of PALS uses, implementation, and background.
  • Log into the PALS Online System at 
  • See the calendar link to the right for current window information.
  • If your district uses eduCLIMBER to view whole-child data in a single MTSS platform,  PALS data updates automatically in eduCLIMBER nightly!

Need to reach us?

You’ll find lots of helpful links and instructions on this site.  If you still need to contact the PALS team directly, however, feel free to email us at or call us at 805-576-7117.  Please remember to let us know your name, contact information, and the name of your school/district.