News and Updates



The DIBELS Next® assessment is now Acadience™ Reading

October 17, 2018

The same assessment you know and trust from the authors of DIBELS® 6th edition and
DIBELS Next® is coming together with our entire family of assessments and educational
tools under a new name: Acadience™

For more details, read The DIBELS Next assessment is now Acadience Reading.



Exciting News from the Authors of DIBELS Next

August 30, 2018

In the coming months, we will be making some exciting announcements about our assessments, including a new name that better reflects our vision.

For more details, read Exciting News from the Authors of DIBELS Next.



Joint Statement on Resolution of Legal Proceedings

August 28, 2018

The University of Oregon (UO) and Dynamic Measurement Group (DMG) have amicably settled a dispute regarding the copyright and trademark ownership of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) and Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (IDEL) assessments.

For more details, read the Joint Statement on Resolution of Legal Proceedings.



PELI® (Pre-K) Early Release for the 2018-2019 School Year

June 11, 2018

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce an early release version of the Preschool Early Literacy Indicators (PELI), which will be available for research partners during the 2018-2019 school year. PELI is designed for preschool and pre-kindergarten students (ages 3 to 5) and assesses alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and oral language, phonological awareness, and listening comprehension. The assessment is given in a storybook format that will be familiar to most preschool students.

For details on the PELI Early Release, read our full announcement.



Acadience Reading 7–9 Research Release for the 2018-2019 School Year

May 29, 2018

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce the continued research release of Acadience Reading 7-9 to research partners for the 2018-2019 school year. Acadience Reading 7-9 is a formative assessment for students in grades 7 to 9. The measures are directly aligned with the Common Core Standards in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

For details on the Acadience Reading 7-9 Early Release, read our full announcement.



Acadience Reading Diagnostic CFOL Available for the 2018-2019 School Year

May 21, 2018

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce the availability of Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Comprehension, Fluency, & Oral Language (CFOL) for purchase from DMG at a special introductory price for the 2018-2019 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.

For details on CFOL, read our full announcement .



Acadience Math Early Release Continues for the 2018-2019 School Year

May 10, 2018

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce the continued early release of Acadience Math for research partners for the 2018-2019 school year. Acadience Math is aligned with the Common Core Standards in Mathematics, and consists of measures of Early Numeracy, Computation, and Concepts and Applications.

For details on the Acadience Math Early Release, read our full announcement.



IDAPEL Early Release for the 2018-2019 School Year

May 10, 2018

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce the early release of IDAPEL for research partners for the 2018-2019 school year. IDAPEL is a series of French-language formative assessments designed to assess the early literacy skills of students learning to read in French in grades K through 5. IDAPEL assesses the fundamental early reading skills of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with connected text, and text comprehension.

For details on the IDAPEL Early Release, read our full announcement.



Announcing an additional category for Above Benchmark performance

October 11, 2016

The authors at Dynamic Measurement Group recently released a new Above Benchmark level for Acadience Reading K–6 (also published as DIBELS Next®).

The benchmark goals and cut points for risk have not changed. The new Above Benchmark level provides a higher goal for which typical- and high-achieving students and schools can aim.

For details about the Above Benchmark category, read our full announcement .





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