Acadience Reading (formerly DIBELS Next) measures help teachers and schools determine how students are performing on important reading skills. Acadience Reading measures four of five of the critical skills necessary for beginning readers (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, and comprehension). The Acadience Reading Benchmark Assessment is administered three times each year (fall, winter, and spring) to all kindergarten through third grade students, and to fourth through sixth grade students who are on READ Plans. Regular Progress Monitoring is required to ensure students are making adequate progress. Students who are considered Below or Well Below on Benchmark are progress monitored every two weeks.
mCLASS: Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (IDEL) is a similar assessment that measures basic early literacy skills of children learning to read in Spanish.