New PALS resources and training available now!

PALS online professional development for Wisconsin second grade teachers is now available.

Teachers and administrators can get a head start on the PALS tutorials this Spring before heading off for summer vacation. Your current school email address will allow you access to courses available to Wisconsin teachers at Please note that PALS materials will not be sent until the new contract begins July 1, 2014 and access to the PALS Online System will not be active until July 1, 2014.

The new Concept of Word in Text online course is also available at, offering an in-depth look at this pivotal component of emergent literacy.

Important Information

PALS Around the Year Calendar
PALS-PreK  |  PALS-K  |  PALS 1-3

Logging into your PALS Online account
District Rep  |  Principal  |  Teachers

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Screening Window
All Wisconsin students are required to complete fall 2013 and spring 2014 administrations of PALS in 4K, 5K, and first grade, including students who made perfect scores in fall. Most students who scored above the Summed Score benchmark in the fall still have room for growth in literacy skills. Completing spring administration (including the optional PALS-K Word Recognition in Isolation task, when appropriate) will allow teachers to monitor student growth, and will inform instructional decisions as these students prepare to enter the next grade.
Spring Screening Window Dates
Assessment Dates Score Entry Deadline
PALS-PreK April 28 - May 23 June 6
PALS-K April 28 - May 23 June 6
PALS 1-3 for First Grade April 28 - May 23 June 6