South Carolina

We currently work with South Carolina’s schools to provide PALS assessments to South Carolina Pre-K systems.

Visit South Carolina’s General Information site and the links below to find important information regarding elementary assessments.

In South Carolina, the Uppercase Alphabet Recognition, Lowercase Alphabet Recognition, and Letter Sounds tasks must all be administered. In other words, please complete all three tasks in the Alphabet Knowledge section in their entirety. South Carolina Department of Education expects all PALS users to complete all parts of the PALS assessment in fall 2020 (1st 45 days of school) and spring 2021 (last 45 days of school).

English Policy

  • In SECTION 1-1-696 of the South Carolina Code of Laws, English is designated as the official language of the State of South Carolina. We are unable to administer PALS in any other language except English.
  • For ESOL/EL students using PALS, the administration directions in the TAM may be reworded or translated to enable the student to understand the task(s). Directions may be repeated in English or using the native language. No other parts of the test (no test items) may be reworded or translated. The rewording and/or translation of directions cannot go beyond the scope and meaning of the written directions.
PreK AND K Readiness Assessments
PreK Only Readiness Assessments – 2020-21 Security Agreements are posted here.

South Carolina Premier Districts:  Remember that you have access to our PALS Premier Monthly Webinars!  Teachers and administrators who have a PALS Online account can look for an email with the link to access this month’s webinar.