Teachers have immediate access to both student reports and class reports as soon as required scores are entered. For PALS Plus, diagnostic reports and the grouping function are only available after all required diagnostic task scores are entered.
Administrators have access to additional reports from the school and district home pages. They may also download any data entered for current and previous years in .csv file format, for fall/mid-year/spring assessments and for Quick Checks.
Instructional Resources and Grouping
Explore the Instructional Resources and Grouping links in your PALS Online account to find tools for understanding and using PALS data to improve literacy instruction.
Resources for Diagnosing and Grouping Students
Reading and spelling develop on a continuum through certain stages, marked by knowledge of certain fundamentals and specific skills. When teachers understand the developmental stages of reading and spelling and what the instructional needs are during each stage, they are better able to group their students for differentiated instruction. Click here to learn how to use the School-Level PALS Grouping Function
Resources available: Spelling Stages and Reading Levels, Concept of Word Stage charts and articles, PALS Spelling Feature Scores, Close ups on each developmental stage of spelling, Grade Level Expectations for Word Study, IORL Reading Rate Goals, PALS Grouping (classroom-level and school-level-across-classrooms), sorting function on many reports
Resources for Planning Instruction
Instructional needs vary from one stage to the next, and students are more likely to show growth if these needs are targeted at the right times. Even students with a reading difficulty are best served when they receive direct instruction in the skills shown to be currently weak, within meaningful contexts and using a balanced literacy approach.
Resources available: PALS Electronic Lesson Plans, “instructional diets” for Emergent, Beginning, Transitional, and Intermediate/Advanced Readers, PALS Book Level Equivalency Chart, Parent Activities, article “Using PALS-PreK to Understand and Support Preschool Literacy Development”
Take time to explore your PALS Online account to discover these useful resources and tools!