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.
The Acadience Reading K–6 (previously published as DIBELS Next®) 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 solutions provide early literacy support to prevent later reading difficulties.Download Overview
|These Acadience Reading Measures...||...Serve as Indicators of These Basic Early Literacy Skills|
|First Sound Fluency (FSF)|
|Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF)|
|Letter Naming Fluency (LNF)|
|Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF)|
|Oral Reading Fluency (ORF), including Retell|
Acadience Reading assessment enables teachers to:
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.Read White Paper
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.View Webinar
An informative discussion about DIBELS Next acquiring the new name, Acadience Reading K–6. Learn why it changed, hear what is new, and walk through the new online scoring platform.View Webinar
Dr. Roland Good
Dr. Ruth Kaminski
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.
Acadience® Data Management (ADM) is a reporting system that gives educators the data they need to make informed instructional decisions at all levels. This online system allows you to aggregate the data and easily interpret meaning through its clear and accurate reports.