PALS Mid-Year closes Friday, February 28th!
The Pilot for the PALS iPad App is ready! We need YOU to join the pilot for PALS-PreK, PALS-K and PALS 1-3. Please click here for the registration form to be a part of the pilot during the coming Spring screening window.
The Concept of Word in Text online course is now available at pd.casenex.com. This course provides an in-depth look at this pivotal component of emergent literacy. Participants will learn how to correctly administer Concept of Word tasks, as well as how to analyze their students' Concept of Word data. The course also provides a step-by-step Concept of Word in Text Lesson Framework for small group instruction and activities to help build students' reading vocabularies.
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.
Mid-Year Screening Window Dates