Voyager Sopris Learning Introduces Acadience Reading 7–8 Reading Assessment

Posted on May 21, 2021


Universal screening and progress monitoring assessment for grades 7–8 helps teachers identify and target instruction for students with reading difficulties

DALLAS, May 19, 2021 — To succeed academically in middle school, students must be able to successfully read and comprehend text across the curriculum. Without content-area literacy skills, they will struggle to meet core curriculum requirements and be adequately prepared for high school. To help teachers identify students who are at risk for reading difficulties and determine the skills to target for instructional support, Voyager Sopris Learning today introduces Acadience Reading 7–8.

Acadience Reading 7–8 is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of content-area literacy skills for seventh and eighth grade students. It is administered three times a year as a benchmark, which is composed of up to three measures that function as indicators of the reading skills that middle school students need to proficiently read content-area text. Each measure is administered in triads that include one science, one social studies, and one prose passage.

“Dr. Mary Abbott and I and our team at Acadience Learning developed Acadience Reading 7-8 because we are convinced of the need for efficient and effective screening and progress monitoring assessment for students in middle school,” said Dr. Roland Good, President of Acadience Learning and co-author of the program.

Acadience Reading 7–8 is a paper and pencil reading assessment that is quick to administer and easy to score and record. With this data, educators can detect who may be at risk for reading difficulties, identify which areas to support, monitor students as they receive targeted instruction, and inform the effectiveness of the instructional support. In addition, the results can be entered into the Acadience Data Management system for reporting at the individual student, class, grade, school, and district levels.

“Our newly released Acadience Reading 7–8 is the next level up from Acadience Reading K–6,” added Dr. Abbott. “The solution extends benchmark testing into higher grade levels so educators can continue to track students and monitor the effectiveness of school systems through middle school, because a consistent literacy assessment plan that targets specific content areas and reading skills performance can be the critical engine that powers an effective comprehensive literacy framework for any school or district.”

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About Acadience Learning Inc.

Acadience Learning Inc. is an educational research organization dedicated to supporting success for children and schools by producing and making available practical and easy-to-use assessment materials and instructional tools that are based on the best and most up-to-date research. It was founded by Roland H. Good, III, and Ruth Kaminski, authors of Acadience™ Reading (also published under the name DIBELS Next®) and all earlier versions of DIBELS®. Acadience Learning’s mission is to improve outcomes for children and support school success by developing practical, innovative, and powerful assessment and curricular materials. To help effectively implement these tools, Acadience Learning offers high-quality training and professional development. For more information, visit

About Voyager Sopris Learning

Voyager Sopris Learning® is an education partner committed to unlocking the full potential of every teacher and every student. We believe that the best way to meet and exceed standards in education is to address the underlying systems of teaching and learning, and to nurture those systems at their most fundamental levels. Our programs and services are based on research and classroom evidence, ensuring they are easy to implement, teacher friendly and effective. We offer a variety of digital and blended instructional tools, programs, and professional learning, all of which are designed to help every teacher deliver nothing short of the highest-quality instruction to every student. For more information, visit

About Cambium Learning Group

Cambium Learning® Group is the education essentials company, providing award-winning education technology and services for PreK-12 markets. With an intentionally curated portfolio of respected global brands, Cambium serves as a leader in the education space, helping millions of educators and students feel more universally valued each and every day. In everything it does, the company focuses on the elements that are most essential to the success of education, delivering simpler, more certain solutions that make a meaningful difference right now. To learn more, visit or follow Cambium on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Medium.

The Cambium family of companies includes: Cambium Assessment, Lexia® Learning, Learning A-Z®, VoyagerSoprisLearning®, ExploreLearning®, Time4Learning®, and Kurzweil Education®.




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