Acadience Reading Diagnostic

Diagnostic Assessment Tools for Critical Reading Skills

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Acadience Reading Diagnostic also published as DIBELS Deep. Phonemic Awareness and Word Reading and Decoding. Comprehension, Fluency, and Oral Language.

Efficient, Reliable Diagnostic Reading Tools

Acadience® Reading Diagnostic solutions, previously published as DIBELS® Deep, are advanced assessment tools for K–6 students who have not yet reached their grade-level benchmark goals or for students who may have met some benchmark goals but are struggling with essential skills.

There are two brief measures of Acadience Reading Diagnostic linked to screening information from Acadience Reading that are individually administered, untimed assessments of critical reading skills:

  • Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding
  • Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL)
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Help Educators Bridge the Gap Between Data and Instruction

Acadience Reading Diagnostic targets the needs of struggling readers by helping educators address:

  • The types of supports needed for students
  • How students should be grouped
  • Which specific skills should be the focus of instruction
  • Which instructional strategies should be implemented

Who Benefits from Acadience Reading Diagnostic Solutions?

Acadience Reading Diagnostic solutions benefit teachers, students who are struggling to read in grades K–6, and older students who are reading well below grade level.


Empower Your Literacy Educators with
Acadience Reading Diagnostic Solutions

The materials used in Acadience Reading Diagnostic solutions are:

  • Focused on phonemic awareness and word reading and decoding (PA& WRD assessment)
  • Focused on comprehension, fluency, and oral language (CFOL assessment)
  • Easily administered and highly rated in terms of usefulness of data
  • Aligned with the Common Core State Standards and other state standards
  • Time efficient (approx. 10 minutes each) and cost effective
  • Correlated to Acadience Reading K–6, but can also be used for students who are not reaching benchmark on any screener

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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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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