New developments strengthen PALS
literacy diagnostic information!

Changes regarding PALS 1-3 administration:
Please see the Teachers link or the Administrators link for details regarding some updates and changes in administration procedures, especially for students reading above grade level.

The Wisconsin 2014 PALS Symposium

Save the date! The second annual Wisconsin 2014 PALS Symposium will be held in Milwaukee, WI on October 27 and in Eau Claire, WI on October 29. Register Now!

Important Information

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

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

10 Steps to PALS Implementation
PreK  |  K  |  1st Grade  |  2nd Grade

Wisconsin High Benchmark Policy

2014-15 Screening Window Calendar

Screening Requirements
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
Assessment Dates Score Entry Deadline
PALS-PreK and K Oct 13 - Nov 7 Nov 21
PALS 1-3 for First and Second Grade Sep 15 - Oct 10 Oct 24