The Juneau School District administers the Acadience Reading assessment (formerly known as the DIBELS Next assessment) three times a year to all students in grades K-3. It is an assessment used to measure the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade.
Taken from the Acadience Learning website:Acadience Reading is a universal screening and progress monitoring assessment that measures the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. The assessment is comprised of six brief measures that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. These measures are used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy skills in order to provide timely instructional support and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties.
- are quick and efficient to administer and score;
- serve as universal screening (or benchmark assessment) and progress monitoring measures;
- identify students in need of intervention support;
- evaluate the effectiveness of interventions; and
- support the RTI/Mulit-tiered model.