The first comprehensive evidence-based assessment-intervention system in reading, writing, and math.
PAL-II is a research-based assessment and intervention tool based on NICHD (reading and writing) and US Department of Education (math) funded research completed by the author. The measures are organized by three tiers:
Prevention (Tier 1) provides evidence-based class-wide and school-wide screening and intervention for students at-risk for reading, writing, and math difficulties; the early intervention lessons have been demonstrated to prevent reading, writing, and math problems K to 4 in many students.
Problem Solving (Tier 2) provides an evidence-based approach to problem-solving consultation in which a small set of research-validated diagnostic measures is selected based on reason for referral; results are used in planning modification of the instructional program and in progress monitoring K to 6.
Diagnostic (Tier 3) provides evidence-based diagnostics for dysgraphia, dyslexia, OWL LD, and dyscalculia that are linked to evidence-based treatment for these biologically based learning disabilities.
PAL-II comes with a User Guide on CD that helps professionals in psychology, speech and language, education, and occupational therapy learn to use the PAL-II Reading and Writing Diagnostic Battery and the PAL-II Math Diagnostic. The interventions are included in the kit, and may be printed to use in the classroom.
PAL II Diagnostic for Math (PAL-II Math) has subtests aligned with recommendations in the Final Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMAP) and the Adding It Up Report of the National Research Council. We have outlined the target math skills and the recommended PAL II Math subtest to administer for identifying students with weaknesses in the target math skill for purposes of supplementary instruction to master the skill. You can access these summaries by viewing either link below.