Tell us what’s working with your literacy

Share with your fellow Wisconsin teachers and administrators what’s going well with literacy instruction and intervention in your classroom, school, or district. We’d love to hear your ideas on Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

The Mid-Year materials tab will become available in mid-December.

See the Teachers page or Administrators page for details.

PALS 1-3 Mid-Year has been updated for 2015. Please download and print this new update. Do not use PALS 1-3 Form C materials from previous years.

The PALS iPad app is available now.

The PALS Mobile Assessment Wizard is now available in the iTunes store. The app can be used during Mid-Year or Spring assessment even if traditional score entry was used this fall.

Thank you, OVALL pilot participants!

Much appreciation goes out to second grade teachers who participated in the pilot for the Oral Vocabulary and Language Listening task! If you still want to participate but have not yet sent in your results, it’s not too late to send them to the address provided in your materials.

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.
Mid-Year Assessment Window Dates
Assessment Dates Score Entry Deadline
PALS-PreK and K Jan. 12 - Feb. 20 Feb. 20
PALS 1-3 for First and Second Grade Jan. 12 - Feb. 20 Feb. 20