Online Tutorials and Courses

The following online training tutorials and courses are available to teachers and administrators throughout the school year, once purchased:

Training Tutorials

Administration and Scoring

Covers the proper administration and scoring of the PALS assessment. Available for each of the PALS assessments, both English and Spanish.

Online Score Entry and Reporting

Provides an orientation to the PALS Online account. Users will learn how to create classes, enter scores, and view reports. These tutorials have been updated to reflect the 2015 changes to the Online Assessment Wizard.


Using Data to Drive Instruction

Learn how to use PALS data to plan differentiated, small group literacy instruction. Using Data to Drive Instruction provides an in-depth look at the reports available once scores have been entered. Users will learn how to use PALS reports to determine students’ instructional levels, diagnose students’ strengths and needs in literacy, and monitor student progress throughout the year.

Monitoring Student Progress with PALS Quick Checks

Monitoring Student Progress provides guidance for using PALS Quick Checks to evaluate the effectiveness of RtI interventions by looking closely at student progress in specific literacy skill areas.

Concept of Word in Text

Concept of word is a pivotal component of emergent literacy. Participants will learn how to correctly administer concept of word tasks, as well as how to analyze their students’ concept of word data. The course also provides a step-by-step concept of ord in text lesson framework for small group instruction and activities to help build students’ reading vocabularies.

Using PALS Electronic Lesson Plans

Make the most of one of the richest resources available in your PALS Online account. Learn how to use the Electronic Lesson Plans for each level of reading development: Emergent, Beginning, Transitional, and Intermediate/Advanced.