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Acadience Reading Diagnostic solutions, also published as DIBELS® Deep,are advanced assessment tools for 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.

Cost-Effective, Time-Efficient, Reliable Diagnostic Reading Tools
The tools are a set of brief measures that are individually administered, untimed assessments of critical reading skills.


Now Available

Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding (PA & WRD) (Previously published as DIBELS® Deep: PA & WRD)
Grades K–6 | Assesses critical reading skills for students in grades K–6 and for older students with very low skills

Acadience Reading Diagnostic: PA & WRD assists educators in untangling the many possible reasons why a student may be struggling with phonemic awareness and phonics and to plan instruction. This diagnostic tool assesses these areas:

  • Phonological awareness skills
  • Blending and segmenting tasks
  • Phonics patterns and skills

Coming Spring 2020

Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL) (Previously published as DIBELS® Deep: CFOL)
Grades K–8 | Assesses critical reading skills for students in grades K–6 and for older students with very low skills

Acadience Reading Diagnostic: CFOL assists educators in untangling the many possible reasons why a student may be struggling with reading comprehension. The diagnostic assesses these areas:

  • Story coherence/text structure
  • Listening and reading comprehension
  • Vocabulary and oral language
  • Fluency with expository and narrative texts

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

Empower Your Literacy Educators with Acadience Reading Diagnostic Solutions:

The materials used in Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding and Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (also published as DIBELS Deep) are:

  • Focused on Phonemic Awareness and Word Reading and Decoding
  • 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