PALS is one of the literacy screening tools recommended by the Washington State Dyslexia Advisory Council and approved by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction for students in grades K-2 to identify students “who display indications of, or areas associated with, dyslexia” (RCW 28A.320.260).

See more information about Washington’s recommendations and requirements regarding literacy screening on the WA OSPI website here.  You may find answers provided by that office in their FAQ document.

Want to learn more about PALS?

Click on the assessments for each grade or language on the About PALS Assessments page to find descriptions of tasks, materials checklists, and links to technical references, or read about the use, implementation, and history of PALS here.

Need a price quote?

Complete the steps on our New to PALS? page to receive a quote based on the number and grade level(s) of students you’re assessing with PALS.

Would you like an appointment with a PALS literacy specialist to answer your questions?

Contact us at support@palshelp.com with your name, school district, and the grade levels you’re assessing (or are considering assessing) with PALS.  A PALS Literacy Specialist will contact you to either answer your questions via email or set up a time to chat by phone.