IDAPEL Research Release

IDAPEL is available to research partners for the 2022-2023 school year.

Announcing the Continued Availability of IDAPEL

The authors of IDAPEL® at Acadience Learning are pleased to announce the continued research release of IDAPEL for research partners for the 2022-2023 school year. IDAPEL is a series of French-language formative measures 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.

IDAPEL is available to participating research release partners. The IDAPEL assessments materials are available to participating sites for free download through the Acadience Learning website. Participating sites are responsible for printing copies of the testing materials as needed.


Sites that sign up for the IDAPEL research release must complete the following requirements:

  1. Have anyone who will be administering the IDAPEL measures complete the IDAPEL Essential asynchronous online workshop. The workshop costs $89 USD per user and comes with 90 days of access.
  2. Participating sites must sign up for and 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 system. Using Acadience Data Management to enter IDAPEL research release data for 2022-2023 is free. If you also choose to enter any data for published assessments into Acadience Data Management, a fee will apply.

How to Get Started

If you would like to sign up for the research release of IDAPEL and gain access to the assessment materials, please 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 research 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, students who are learning to speak French, or both.

Once we receive your information, we will send you details about how to purchase the online training and sign up for Acadience Data Management. Once you have completed all requirements, we will give you access to the IDAPEL materials download site.

Questions? Please reach out to us at

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