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PALS Chart
Preparing All Learners for Success

Who needs a PALS chart?

  • A student who fails one or more subjects at the end of any given 6-week period
  • A student who does not meet state and/or local promotion standards at the end of the previous year
  • A student whose record reflects academic risk, i.e. multiple failures and/or retention(s)

Who completes the PALS chart? 

  • The core classroom teacher(s) where the failure(s) occurred

Who attends the conference(s)?

  • Core classroom teachers
  • Parent(s)
  • Student
  • School administrator or designee

What happens when the parent does not attend the conference?

  • Document parent contact dates (telephone or letter)
  • Hold the conference with the other required attendees

Why complete a PALS chart?

  • To provide a structured academic plan of support for the student
  • To implement a plan for student success
  • To create a level of awareness related to the student’s academic status for the parent and student
  • To improve communication between school and home
  • To document interventions that occur within the learning environment

What are the desired outcomes?

  • Clear expectations
  • Improved student performance
  • Improved student attendance
  • Increased number of students meeting promotion standards
  • Improve the communication between school and home
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