In February 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission released its Right to Read report outlining that learning to read is a human right. A first step toward implementing the OHRC’s recommendations, educators are encouraged to use evidence-based reading intervention programs along with valid and reliable assessments.
Acadience® offers a complete suite of universal benchmark screening assessments and progress-monitoring solutions for reading preK–8 and math K–6. The Acadience suite of assessments feature quick, reliable, and valid measures for all students that indicate if they are on track for success. These solutions provide educators with assessment tools to support data-driven instructional decisions, monitor the effectiveness of instruction, and improve student outcomes.
Acadience Solutions for Canada
Acadience Reading Pre-K (PELI)
For Canadian students in Kinder Year 1, Acadience®Reading Pre-K: PELI® is an assessment designed to measure pre-literacy and oral language skills including alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and oral language, phonological awareness, and listening comprehension. It provides full-color, storybook-like measures that identify students experiencing difficulties acquiring these skills.
Acadience® Reading K–6 (previously published as DIBELS Next)
For Kinder Year 2 through Grade 2, Acadience®Reading K–6 will assess basic early literacy skills. It equips educators with research-based tools that identify where students are struggling so they can receive instructional support and get back on track. At early grades, it includes a Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN) measure that helps identify students who may be at risk for dyslexia.
IDAPEL® is a series of French-language formative measures designed to assess the early literacy skills of students learning to read in French in grades K through 5. IDAPEL assesses the fundamental early reading skills of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with connected text, and text comprehension.
Acadience® Learning Online (ALO) is an assessment and data management platform that allows educators to enter scores or administer measures online and receive immediate results and actionable data through an interactive experience.
Acadience Learning offers a variety of professional learning options including live workshops, self-paced online courses, or custom designed workshops. The Acadience training team works with each customer to create a professional learning plan that will meet their needs and accomplish their goals.