Fall PALS-K by students who are economically disadvantaged in Virginia

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Why This Indicator Matters

*For PALS-K data by economically disadvantaged at the locality-level, please contact KIDS COUNT Director, Beth Nolan, at beth@vakids,org.
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 PALS-K is a measure of children’s knowledge of several important literacy fundamentals: phonological awareness, alphabet recognition, concept of word, knowledge of letter sounds and spelling. PALS-K provides a direct means of matching literacy instruction to specific literacy needs and provides a means of identifying those children who are relatively behind in their acquisition of these fundamental literacy skills.

The data are PALS-K administered in the fall. The fall PALS-K helps to measure children's literacy concepts before they enter school.

Economically Disadvantaged students are defined if they meet any one of the following: 1) is eligible for Free/Reduced Meals, or 2) receives TANF, or 3) is eligible for Medicaid, or 4) identified as either Migrant or experiencing Homelessness.

Data Source: Virginia Department of Education via UVA Curry School


Footnotes: Last updated: March 2018