Acadience™ Reading Diagnostic
In-Depth Diagnostic Assessment of Literacy Skills
Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL)
Acadience Learning is excited to announce the official release of Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL for the 2019-2020 school year.
In response to the demand for diagnostic reading assessments that are cost effective, time efficient, reliable, valid, and linked to Acadience Reading K-6, Acadience Learning has developed an assessment series called Acadience Reading Diagnostic. There are two Acadience Reading Diagnostic assessment tools available:
- Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding (PA & WRD) (published as DIBELS® Deep PA & WRD)
- Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL)
Together these assessment tools provide educators with specific and detailed information for differentiating instruction corresponding to each of the key basic early literacy skills: Phonological Awareness, Alphabetic Principle, Accuracy and Fluency with Connected Text, Comprehension, and Vocabulary.
Acadience Reading Diagnostic PA & WRD assists educators with in-depth assessment of phonemic awareness skills, including tasks like segmenting and blending compound words, syllables, and phonemes. In addition, the range of word reading and decoding skills typically taught in grades K-3 is assessed.
Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL assists educators in untangling the many possible reasons why a student may be struggling with comprehension. CFOL assesses the following areas: 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 advanced assessment tools are designed to provide additional in-depth information to help improve instruction for students who have not yet reached their grade-level benchmark goals, have met some benchmark goals but are inaccurate in their skills, or are older but have very low skills. Both PA & WRD and CFOL may be used any time an educator would like to have additional assessment on a student who is not making sufficient progress and when more information is needed for instructional planning.
The Acadience Reading Diagnostic assessments do not replace Acadience Reading K-6. The assessments have different, but complementary, purposes (see the table below). Although using Acadience Reading and Acadience Reading Survey (published as DIBELS Next® Survey) is not required in order to use the Acadience Reading Diagnostic assessments, they provide information for determining an efficient starting place.
|Students Tested||Purpose||Skills Measured|
|Indicators of 5 key basic early literacy skills|
|Some Students||Determine instructional level||Indicators of 5 key basic early literacy skills|
|Determine progress monitoring level|
|Help set appropriate
Diagnostic PA & WRD2
|Some Students||Diagnostic||Basic early literacy skills —
|Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL||Some Students||Diagnostic||Basic early literacy skills —
All Acadience Reading Diagnostic measures are individually administered, untimed diagnostic assessments of critical reading skills for students in grades K-6 and for older students with very low skills. The precise information provided by these assessments helps educators make informed decisions and answer questions to better target instruction for struggling readers:
- What types of support do students need (i.e., prompts, modeling, or scaffolding)?
- What specific skills should be the focus of instruction or intervention?
- What instructional strategies should be implemented?
These rigorously researched materials are:
Acadience Reading Diagnostic measures are available for:
How to Get Acadience Reading Diagnostic
PA & WRD
Acadience Reading Diagnostic PA & WRD is published as DIBELS Deep PA & WRD. It is available for purchase from Voyager Sopris Learning.
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Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL is available for purchase from Acadience Learning. To request an order form or to see samples, please email us at email@example.com.
For more details about the official release of CFOL, read our announcement.