IDAPEL Early Release

IDAPEL is available to research partners for the 2019-2020 school year.

Announcing the Continued Availability of IDAPEL

The authors of IDAPEL® at Acadience Learning are pleased to announce the early release of IDAPEL for research partners for the 2019-2020 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.

As diagnostic tools, the IDAPEL measures are sensitive to student growth over time, and facilitate the early identification of students who may be at risk of insufficient reading gain. The measures are time efficient and easy to use, and invaluable for progress monitoring student skill, and for evaluating student response to intervention.

The measures are currently being used with French- language native speakers and students enrolled in French-language immersion programs. Preliminary benchmark goals have been established for native French-speaking students learning to read in French as their native language. We continue to analyze data collected with French immersion students for the purpose of establishing benchmark goals for this population of students.

Anyone planning on conducting IDAPEL testing will need to sign-up for our IDAPEL online training. In addition, participating sites must enter their IDAPEL data at three time points during the school year (beginning of year, middle of year, and end of year) into the Acadience Data Management service. There is no cost for entering IDAPEL scores for the 2019-2020 school year.

IDAPEL materials will be made available to participating sites as a free download through the Acadience Learning website. Participating sites are responsible for printing copies of the testing materials as needed.


If you would like to participate in the early release of IDAPEL and gain access to the materials, please complete the following requirements:

A. Send us your information.

Email us at with the following information:

  1. The name of your school/district and the state or province in which you are located.
  2. The name, email address, and phone number of the school or district contact person who will receive communications about IDAPEL.
  3. The approximate number of schools, grades, and students per grade who will be taking part in the Early Release study.
  4. The dates for the beginning and end of your school calendar.
  5. The approximate dates of benchmark testing windows for fall, winter, and spring.
  6. Whether you will be testing native French-speaking students, or students who are learning to speak French, or both.


B. Complete the IDAPEL Essential online workshop.

Anyone who will be conducting IDAPEL testing must first take our IDAPEL training workshop.

The IDAPEL Essential online workshop costs $89 USD per user for 30 days of access. To register, please e-mail us at

C. Sign up for Acadience Data Management and enter IDAPEL data three times during the year.

To sign up for Acadience Data Management, visit and click on the “Sign Up” button.

Remember that using Acadience Data Management to enter IDAPEL early release data for 2019-2020 is free, so you may leave the “billing” section of the use agreement blank. If you also choose to enter any Acadience Reading data into Acadience Data Management, the cost is $1 per student per school year.

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