Thursday, June 7, 2012

DPI release on Reading Screener Information at Read Wisconsin

A new webinar and discussion forum for Wisconsin educators provide opportunities to learn more about usingPALS, the reading screener now required at the kindergarten level in Wisconsin.

Requiring a screener statewide was a recommendation of the Read to Lead Task Force. It became law in April, and the state has chosen PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening) as the tool.

A webinar recently added to the Read Wisconsin website addresses PALS topics. Leading it are Sharon Toellner, DPI reading consultant, and Duane Dorn, with the DPI Office of Educational Accountability.

Educators can also pose questions to their peers around Wisconsin in a new PALS discussion forum at Read Wisconsin.

Read Wisconsin is an interactive portal and community of practice meant to help parents, families, educators, and early childhood professionals to ensure high quality reading practices for Wisconsin students. Resources and materials are continuously added.

The DPI is also interested to know what topics Wisconsin educators would like to see covered in the Read Wisconsinforums. New discussions can be added in response to interest from schools in the state.

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