Assessment to Enhance English Literacy Development Among Spanish-Speaking Children in Grades K-3 (PALS Espaņol)
Funder: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, via subcontract from the University of Virginia
June 2009 – May 2013
This project involves developing Spanish versions of the existing Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening instruments (PALS-K and PALS 1-3). PALS Español will identify students’ literacy strengths in their native Spanish language in order to accelerate English reading and spelling development and distinguish between students who simply have English oral language delays and those who have actual reading difficulties. CAL’s role is to provide Spanish linguistic expertise.