About PALS Assessments

Early literacy screening is the key to providing effective literacy instruction and preventing future reading problems. The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) provides a comprehensive assessment of young children’s knowledge of the important literacy fundamentals that are predictive of future reading success.

Click on the links below, or select from the drop down menu above, to learn more about any of the PALS assessments:

PALS-PreK for children in preschool*

PALS-K for kindergarten students

PALS español K for kindergarten students whose native language is Spanish

PALS Plus for students in grades 1-8

PALS español 1-3 for students in grades 1-3 whose native language is Spanish

PALS Mid-Year (Form C), for progress monitoring using tasks equivalent to those administered in fall and spring

PALS Quick Checks, for progress monitoring of specific skills that have been targeted for intervention instruction

*PALS español PreK is expected to be released in 2019.

Click here for an overview of the use, implementation, and brief history of PALS and PALS español.