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Process Assessment of the Learner | Second Edition: Diagnostics for Math

(PAL-II Math)

The Process Assessment of the Learner™ Second Edition: Diagnostics for Math measures the development of cognitive processes critical to learning math skills and actual math performance. PAL™-II Math is appropriate as either Tier 1, Tier 2 or Tier 3 evaluation tool.

Age range:
Grades K to 6
Publication date:

2007

Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
Varies depending on subtests selected by the examiner
Administration:
Paper-and-pencil
Scoring options:
Manual Scoring
Norms:
Scaled Scores and base rates

Pricing & Ordering

  • PAL-II Math Stimulus Book

    0158661850

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $139.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • PAL-II Math Stimulus Booklet

    0158661869

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $100.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • PAL-II Math Record Forms

    0158661761

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $72.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • PAL-II Math Response Booklets

    015866177X

    Pkg of 25

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $98.00

    Qualification Level B

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  • PAL-II Math Kit

    0158661729

    Includes Administration and Scoring Manual, Stimulus Book, Stimulus Booklets, and 10 each of the Record Forms and Response Booklets

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $432.75

    Qualification Level B

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  • PAL-II Comprehensive Kit

    0158661702

    Includes Reading/Writing and Math Kits

    Pricing and Qualification

    Price: $934.50

    Qualification Level B

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Product Details

PAL-II Diagnostic for Math subtests are 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.

Benefits

  • Introduces novel quantitative and spatial working memory tasks associated with math computation skills.
  • Aligns with the National Mathematics Advisory Panel and the National Research Council recommendations.
  • Provides evidence-based diagnostics for dyscalculia.
  • Guides early identification/intervention planning by customizing evaluations.
  • Provides brief application and interpretation based on referral concern or as follow up to earlier assessment.
  • Recommends resources and types of interventions based on the assessment results.

Features

Provided in every purchased kit, the PAL-II user’s guide CD:

  • Provides recommendations on subtest administration based on referral concerns and child’s grade level.
  • Describes each subtest and how each construct affects math skills with score interpretation.
  • Recommends resources and types of interventions based on the assessment results.
  • Provides recommendations and suggestions for resources and types of interventions based on the assessment results.
  • Offers easy access to technical information such as development of the test, reliability studies, and validity studies.
 

Resources

The following resources are available for PAL-II.

National Mathematics Advisory Panel Final Report

Target Skills

Related PAL-II Subtests

1. Key Target Skills

Conceptual Understanding

  • Oral Counting
  • Place Value
  • Part-Whole Relationships (Time)

Computational Fluency

  • Fact Retrieval
  • Computation Operations
  • Finding the Bug

Problem Solving

  • Multi-Step Problem Solving
  • Place Value (Part C)
  • Part-Whole Relationships (Time)
  • Quantitative Working Memory

2. Other Targeted Skills

Number Sense (page 27, NMAP)

Basic Counting Skills

  • Oral Counting

Place Value

  • Place Value

Basic Arithmetic Operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

  • Math Fact Retrieval
  • Computation Operations

Fluency with whole numbers (page 17, NMAP)

Place Value

  • Place Value

Basic Operations (Algorithms)

  • Fact Retrieval
  • Computation Operations
  • Finding the Bug

Applying Operations to Problem Solving

  • Multi-Step Problem Solving
  • Place Value (Part C)
  • Part-Whole Relationships (Time)
  • Quantitative Working Memory

Automatic Recall of Number Facts

  • Fact Retrieval

Fluency with Fractions and Decimals (page 18, NMAP)

Part-Whole Relationships (fractions and mixed numbers)

  • Part-Whole Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Place Value (whole numbers + decimals)

  • Place Value

3. Number Line Representations (page 29, NMAP)

Many of the recommended interventions in the PAL-II M Test Administration Manual and PAL-II User Guides involve number line representations.

Adding It Up (National Research Council, page 16) | 5 Attributes of Proficiency

Target Skills

Related PAL-II Subtests

1. Conceptual Understanding

  • Oral Counting
  • Place Value
  • Part-Whole Relationships

2. Procedural Fluency

  • Computational Operations—Verbal Explanation and Problem Solution

3. Strategic Competence
(formulate and represent math problems)

  • Multi-Step Problem Solving
  • Part-Whole Time

4. Adaptive Reasoning (e.g. explanation)

  • Computation Operations— Verbal Explanation

5. Procedural Disposition
(seeing math as sensible)

  • Place Value—Problem Response Written
  • Finding the Bug
  • Part-Whole Concept
 

Webinars

The following training events are available for PAL-II Math.