The Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS) satisfies the state mandate that each pupil enrolled in 4-year-old kindergarten to 2nd grade in a school district be annually assessed for reading readiness. The test assesses literacy fundamentals, including whether a pupil possesses phonemic awareness and letter-sound knowledge.
Time for administration: Test is untimed
Required by: State/District


PALS assessment tools are adaptive and instructionally transparent, making them accessible to most students, including those who have special needs.
Additional supports are available for those students with an IEP, please contact your student’s IEP team.

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