• All About VALLSS (formerly PALS)
     
    The Virginia Language and Literacy Screening System (VALLSS) is the state-provided screening tool for Virginia's Early Intervention Reading Initiative. The purpose of the VALLSS assessment is 3-fold:
    1) Provide a measure of foundational literacy skills
    2) Identify students at risk for reading difficulties
    3) Indicate literacy skills that require more instruction and intervention
     
    For students in Kindergarten, the screening will consist of assessments in the following areas:
     
    In grades 1-2, the screening will consist of assessments in the following areas:
     
     
    VALLS testing dates, data entry dates, benchmark scores, and grade levels to be tested are established by the state annually.  VALLS is administered three times a year; at the beginning of the school year, mid-year for students who did not meet the fall benchmark and at the end of the school year.  For more information, please visit https://literacy.virginia.edu/
     
     
     
     
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Last Modified on October 30, 2023