PALS Overview

The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening is a research based screening, diagnostic, and progress monitoring tool. Teachers use PALS to identify students at risk of developing reading difficulties, diagnose students’ knowledge of literacy fundamentals, monitor progress, and plan instruction that targets students’ needs. Student data collected from PALS provides a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs.

For Frequently Asked Questions specific to each PALS assessment tool, please select one of the assessments listed in the drop-down menu under “Assessments.”