Acadience Reading K-6

Acadience Reading® K–6 (also published as DIBELS Next)

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Acadience Reading K-6

Acadience® Reading is the new name of the DIBELS Next® literacy assessment. It is the same assessment you know and trust, authored by researchers Dr. Roland Good and Dr. Ruth Kaminski. In an expanded partnership to deliver this powerful and effective K–6 assessment tool, Voyager Sopris Learning® continues to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor for Acadience Reading K–6, also published as DIBELS Next.

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Your Students and Schools

The Acadience Reading K–6 literacy assessment provides brief, formative indicators of the essential skills necessary for proficient reading in grades K–6. Designed to predict early reading success and identify students experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of foundational literacy skills, Acadience Reading provides early literacy support to prevent later reading difficulties.

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Reliable, Research-Based Assessment Solutions to Support Literacy

To support educators as they help students acquire essential literacy skills, Voyager Sopris Learning offers a suite of literacy assessment solutions to include Acadience® Reading K–6, Acadience® Reading Survey, and Acadience® Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding, previously published as DIBELS NextDIBELS Next® Survey, and DIBELS® Deep respectively.

These solutions feature quick, reliable, and valid measures for all students, including those with dyslexia, that indicate if they are on track for reading success and pinpoint where they are struggling. We are committed to ensuring your data needs are met.

Why Acadience Reading?

The Acadience Reading suite of literacy assessments enables teachers to:

  • Predict early reading success
  • Predict state test performance
  • Identify students needing intervention
  • Evaluate effectiveness of interventions
  • Select instructional interventions and group students
  • Prepare instruction to support students in reaching rigorous state standards
  • Provide universal screening, progress monitoring, and diagnostic assessments
  • Use a web-based, data-management system with online scoring

Who Benefits from Acadience Reading?

Schools and districts benefit from the ability to customize implementation plans—including planning, training, and ongoing support—to ensure their specific needs are met for students in grades K–6.

Empower Your Literacy Educators with Valuable Acadience Reading Tools

  • Progress monitoring for struggling students
  • Online test administration
  • Increased flexibility with time-saving technology
  • Simplified test administration and scoring
  • Data management at student/parent, teacher, school, and district levels
  • Real-time tools to support teachers
  • Flexible implementation options

Featured Resources


Dyslexia Screening and the Use of Acadience® Reading

Acadience Reading provides one of the best methods of identifying students who are at risk for early reading difficulties, including dyslexia, monitoring those students to determine whether they remain at risk, and identifying students who are not making adequate progress and should be referred for further assessment.

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Progress Monitoring and Goal Setting

WEBINAR: Improving Reading Outcomes Through Goal Setting and Progress Monitoring

A student who begins the year at the cut point and does not make progress is unlikely to achieve subsequent grade level outcomes without additional support. With that in mind, every educator will want to view this useful and timely presentation by the co-author of Acadience Reading (DIBELS Next). Dr. Good outlines and explores strategies and resources to help educators improve reading outcomes using efficient monitoring and reasonable goal setting.

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Increasing Early Literacy Outcomes Through an Assessment Audit

If your district has been adding assessments year after year, but you still cannot quickly answer key questions about reading outcomes, it might be time to conduct an assessment audit. Learn more about what an audit is, and how it can benefit your district.

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