Find support here for using the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS).

Click here to learn more about the PALS assessments.  Teachers and literacy specialists have been using PALS for more than a decade to screen students and identify areas of instructional need in specific literacy skills.

The Mid-Year Assessment window is currently open for monitoring progress in the literacy skills that were assessed in the fall.  Visit the PALS Mid-Year page to find helpful links and more information about these assessments.

Our PALS team is here to support teachers using PALS through the end of the 2022-23 school year.

The PALS Online System and assessments will retire at the end of the 2022-23 school year.  If your school or district currently uses PALS, you and your faculty will continue to receive our team’s full support for literacy assessment and for understanding how to use PALS data to plan effective literacy intervention instruction all the way through June 30, 2023.

PALS Overview

  • 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 us 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.