Acadience Reading Survey

Digging Deeper into Predicting Early Reading Success


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Acadience Reading Survey, Formerly DIBELS Next Survey

Help Struggling Students Reach
Benchmark Reading Goals

Acadience® Reading Survey, previously published as DIBELS Next® Survey, is a set of testing materials administered to students who have not reached benchmark goals. This set of alternate forms of Acadience Reading is useful for determining the appropriate instructional and progress-monitoring levels and to help students struggling with acquiring basic early literacy skills.

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Acadience Reading Survey is Remote Ready with:

Remote Administration Options ● In-person Administration Options ● Virtual Platform/Software Recommendations ● Assessment Administration Guidelines ● Expectations and Stakeholder Roles  ● Scheduling Recommendations ● Step-by-Step Guidance by Measure ● Acadience Online Learning (ALO) Guidance ● Data Entry Recommendations

elementary student reading

Empower Educators with Powerful, Effective Assessment Tools

Acadience Reading Survey is a robust assessment for educators because it is:

  • User friendly and efficient
  • Meets the same technical adequacy standards as Acadience Reading K–6
  • Helps educators determine the optimal progress-monitoring level for students who are below benchmark
  • Supports educators in identifying appropriate and ambitious goals that lead to accelerated student performance

Administer Student Surveying with Ease and Efficiency

Acadience Reading Survey minimizes taking important teaching time away from educators as it:

  • Ensures no time is wasted by progress monitoring too high or too low
  • Accurately identifies the level of materials needed for progress monitoring
  • Supports teachers in selecting intervention materials at the right level
  • Only takes 5–20 minutes per student to administer
Students and teacher

Who Benefits from Acadience Reading Survey?

Acadience Reading Survey benefits students, and teachers of those students, who may require off-grade-level progress monitoring to accurately measure academic growth. For students with below-grade-level reading skills, it is critical to their appropriate level to gauge their growth during the school year.

Equip Your Literacy Educators with Acadience Reading Survey

Acadience Reading Survey assessments include:

Four Acadience Reading Measures

  • First Sound Fluency (FSF)
  • Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF)
  • Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF)
  • DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (DORF)

Survey Manual

  • Detailed case studies
  • Explicit guidance for goal setting—based on student performance
  • Guidance for when to increase progress monitoring

Note: Other materials include a flipbook with assessor directions, student materials, and scoring booklet.

Roland Good, Ph.D.
Dr. Roland Good
Ruth Kaminski, Ph.D.
Dr. Ruth Kaminski

Powerful and Practical Assessment by Renowned Researchers

For more than 25 years, Dr. Roland Good and Dr. Ruth Kaminski* have committed their careers to creating assessments and tools that help educators improve outcomes for students and schools. Acadience® Learning is a culmination of ongoing research and development with consistent researchers.

* Drs. Good and Kaminski are not associated with any new measures under the DIBELS name, such as DIBELS 8th Edition. The product known as DIBELS 6th Edition is no longer available from Acadience Learning or Voyager Sopris Learning®.

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