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Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL)

Announcing the official release of CFOL

Acadience Learning is excited to announce the official release of Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL for the 2019-2020 school year.

A primary purpose and intended use of CFOL is to assist educators in (a) untangling the many possible reasons why a student may struggle with comprehension, and (b) better targeting interventions to those skill areas that support reading comprehension.

The following domains are included in CFOL: story coherence/text structure, listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary and oral language (e.g., formal definitions, morphological awareness, figurative language, syntax), and fluency with expository and narrative texts. These relatively brief diagnostic assessments are cost- and time-efficient, yet comprehensive enough to provide specific information to better target or differentiate instruction for students who are struggling in their reading development. The measures are untimed and designed to be user-friendly and adaptable across instructional settings.

Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL is primarily intended for use with students who are performing well below expectations (e.g., Well Below Benchmark on Acadience Reading K–6) or performing below grade level within the elementary grades (e.g., K–6). However, CFOL also may be used with older students with very low skills.

For a printer-friendly overview of CFOL, download our CFOL Fact Sheet..

How to Begin Using CFOL

To get started, email us at After that, we will send you the CFOL Order Form and information about how to register for online training.

CFOL Assessment Materials

The CFOL assessment materials are ordered directly from Acadience Learning by completing a CFOL Order Form. We accept credit cards, purchase orders, and checks. To request an order form, please email us at Please note that each site purchasing CFOL should have all new assessors complete CFOL training.

The CFOL assessment materials are bundled into kits that include everything necessary to administer CFOL. The price is $99.00 per kit, not including shipping and handling.

Each CFOL test kit contains:

  • Assessment Manual (1 copy)
  • Assessor Directions and Student Materials book (a comb-bound flipbook)
  • Score sheets: These come in four parts covering the following portions of the test:
  1. Sections A - C (10 copies)
    Text Structure/Story Coherence, Listening Comprehension, and Reading Comprehension
  2. Sections D - F (10 copies)
    Syntactic Knowledge/Grammar, Morphological Awareness, and Vocabulary/Word Knowledge
  3. Section G (10 copies)
  4. Summary and Analysis Pages (15 copies)

Refill Score Sheet bundles may be purchased separately for $16. Additional score sheet copies are also available for download (see below).

Training Information

Online training for CFOL is available. The cost is $129 per person for a 30-day subscription. A training book containing the slides, activities, and other useful resources are included in the cost of each subscription. In addition, live webinar and on-site trainings are also available. Current Acadience Reading Mentors who complete the CFOL Workshop will earn an endorsement and receive access to the official Acadience Learning training materials, which they can use to train others.

If you would like to register for the online training or ​are interested in our other training options, please visit our online training page.

Assessors who have been trained on Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding (PA & WRD) (published as DIBELS® Deep: PA & WRD) should complete CFOL training prior to administering CFOL.

Acadience Learning will support the implementation and use of CFOL by:

  1. Providing free ongoing consultation and support on CFOL administration, scoring, and data interpretation throughout the school year.
  2. Providing access to the CFOL download site, which contains all of the CFOL score sheets, should you need additional copies, as well as some other supporting documents. You also may purchase additional score sheets in pre-printed bundles (see pricing information above).