Acadience Reading 7–8

The authors at Acadience Learning have developed a reading assessment for students in grades 7–8.
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Updates for 2020-2021

Acadience Learning is excited to announce that Acadience Reading 7–9 has become two separate assessments: Acadience Reading 7–8 and Acadience Reading: High School.

Acadience Reading 7–8 has been officially released for the 2020-2021 school year with assessment materials available for free download and finalized benchmark goals for 7th and 8th grade. In addition, the number of questions for Silent Reading was reduced from 15 to 10. Acadience Data Management will continue to be free for Acadience Reading 7–8 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Goals of Acadience Reading 7–8

Acadience Reading 7–8 includes passage reading and comprehension measures that were developed specifically for higher grade levels. Acadience Reading 7–8:

  • serves as universal screening
  • provides gating procedures for more efficient testing
  • can be used to monitor student progress
  • passages cover content areas specific to instruction in grades 7–8

Advantages of Acadience Reading 7–8

Acadience Reading 7–8 extends benchmark testing into higher grade levels so that you can continue to track students and monitor the effectiveness of school systems through middle school. Acadience Reading 7–8:

  • is group administered for benchmark screening
  • designed for use in an outcomes-driven model of decision making
  • provides measures of comprehension and reading fluency
  • includes passages covering each major content area
  • is aligned with Common Core State Standards

How to Get Acadience Reading 7–8

Acadience Reading 7–8, with assessment materials and final benchmark goals for 7th and 8th grade, has been officially released for the 2020-2021 school year. The Assessment Manual and assessment materials are now available.

Reading 7–8 Resources

Acadience Reading 7–8 Benchmarks

Acadience Reading 7–8 Benchmarks and Gate Score Worksheets

Detailed information about the Acadience Reading 7–8 benchmarks and user-friendly gate score worksheets.

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