• PALS Quick Fact PALS-PreK reflects skills that are predictive of future reading success.
  • PALS Quick Fact Over 275,000 children benefit from literacy screening using PALS instruments in Virginia Public Schools.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS is used by 99% of Virginia school divisions as a part of Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative.
  • PALS Quick Fact Teachers can use PALS results to plan differentiated literacy instruction for all students.
  • PALS Quick Fact Nearly 17,000 Virginia PreK-3 teachers use PALS each year.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS identifies students who are in need of additional literacy instruction beyond typical classroom instruction.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS was created at the University of Virginia in 1997.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS RtI Quick Checks allow teachers to monitor progress and plan differentiated instruction.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS Online Assessment Wizard allows for simultaneous screening and website score entry.
  • PALS Quick Fact Over 100,000 hours of intervention are provided through Virginia’s EIRI each week as a result of PALS screening.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS 1-3 may be used to assess all students, even those who are reading at an eighth grade level.
  • PALS Quick Fact The Center on Response to Intervention highly rates PALS as a screening tool.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS is predictive of 3rd grade Reading SOL success.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS assesses Concept of Word in Text (COW-T), an ecologically valid predictor of student reading.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS 1-3 determines a student’s Instructional Oral Reading Level as well as Spelling Stage.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS Electronic Lesson Plans (ELPs) help teachers to plan differentiated instruction with specific instructional activities for students in various stages of literacy development.
  • PALS Quick Fact The PALS website has hundreds of developmentally appropriate instructional activities.
  • PALS Quick Fact The PALS Back-to-School Report allows teachers to begin their differentiated instruction even before the fall screening window.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS 1-3 assesses Spelling, Word Recognition in Isolation, Word Recognition in Context, and Comprehension Level.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS-K assesses Phonological Awareness, Alphabet Knowledge, Letter Sound Knowledge, Concept of Word in Text, and Word Recognition in Isolation.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS is a valid, reliable, and research-based assessment tool for early literacy skills.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS Quick Check tasks can be administered at any time throughout the year.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS 1-3 can also assess Alphabet Recognition, Letter Sounds, Concept of Word in Text, and Phonemic Awareness
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS provides Instructional Checklists for teachers, specialists, and administrators.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS-K and PALS 1-3 are available in Spanish.
  • PALS Quick Fact Individual Student Growth Reports plot student progress by skill in Fall, Mid-Year, and Spring from year to year.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS provides 34 interpretative reports.
  • PALS Quick Fact The Student History Report shows growth from Fall, Mid-Year, and Spring across years.
  • PALS Quick Fact The Kindergarten Class Summary Report may be sorted 15 different ways, including by each task score.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS' predictive validity was established using Virginia's Standards of Learning (Technical Reference, p. 48).
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS is cited in Shaywitz's (2003) Overcoming dyslexia: A new and complete science-based program for reading problems at any level.
  • PALS Quick Fact "...PALS-K has been shown to be a reliable and valid instrument for the identification of students with reading problems” (DOE Study of Dyslexia Screening for Kindergarteners, 2010, p. 6).
  • PALS Quick Fact "Virginia public school divisions should continue use of PALS-K data to strengthen instruction and intervention" (DOE Study of Dyslexia Screening for Kindergarteners, 2010, p. 6).
  • PALS Quick Fact "...students at risk for dyslexia are included among those identified with reading weaknesses using the PALS-K" (DOE Study of Dyslexia Screening for Kindergarteners, 2010, p. 6).
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS is reviewed in Rathvon's (2004) Early reading assessment: A practitioner’s handbook.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS 1-3 assesses instructional oral reading levels through the 8th grade.
  • PALS Quick Fact PALS español PreK is coming soon!