Acadience Reading Survey

Acadience® Reading Survey (also published as DIBELS Next® Survey


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Formerly DIBELS Next Survey

Help Struggling Students Reach
Benchmark Reading Goals

Acadience® Reading Survey, also 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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Empower Educators with Powerful, Effective Assessment Tools

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

  • User friendly
  • Time 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.

Address reading challenges and prepare students for academic success