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.

The PALS Online System is open for spring score entry.

See the 2021-22 school year calendar for recommended assessment windows as compared to score entry windows.  The recommended assessment windows are based on those used during the original assessment design and establishment of screening benchmarks.  Administering PALS during these periods increases the validity of screening results.  The online score entry windows extend beyond these windows (before and after) to allow for early set up of class lists, and to accommodate different school year calendars.

  • Most of our customers who alternate from Form A to Form B each year in grades K-8 are using Form A for 2021-22.  However, please confirm with your local PALS district representative the correct form to use for your school or district. 

PALS data from previous years and assessment windows is available to district and school administrators via downloadable data files and in historical reports on your Reports tile.

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.