New PALS resources and training available now!
Welcome, Wisconsin second grade teachers!
PALS-PreK, PALS-K and PALS 1-3 materials have all been shipped.
PALS reading and spelling diagnostic information now extends through the eighth grade level! After extensive research, piloting and data analysis, PALS has updated its word lists, spelling inventory, and reading passages through the eighth grade reading level and derivational relations (final spelling) stage.
All Wisconsin students are required to complete fall 2014 and spring 2015 administrations of PALS in 4K, 5K, first grade, and second grade. Second graders who attain high benchmark identification in the fall are not required by DPI to take PALS in the spring of second grade, but may be required to do so by the school or district. Most students who scored above the Summed Score benchmark in the fall still have room for growth in literacy skills. Completing spring administration will allow teachers to monitor student growth, and will inform instructional decisions as these students prepare to enter the next grade.
Fall Screening Window Dates