Acadience® Reading Diagnostic: PA & WRD

Learn how to administer and score Acadience Reading Diagnostic: Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding. 


Acadience Reading Diagnostic: PA & WRD

This workshop introduces users to the Acadience Reading Diagnostic: PA & WRD (Phonemic Awareness & Word Reading and Decoding) and Acadience Reading Survey assessments. PA & WRD is an in-depth Diagnostic: assessment that assists educators with measuring phonemic awareness skills, including tasks like segmenting and blending compound words, syllables, and phonemes. In addition, the range of word reading and decoding skills typically taught in grades K-3 is assessed. Survey is a set of testing materials useful for determining the appropriate progress monitoring and instructional level and setting goals for students who have missed the prior benchmark goals and continue to struggle in acquiring basic early literacy skills.

The workshop provides training on how to administer and score the PA & WRD and Survey measures, logistics of assessment, and the use of the two assessments in an outcomes-driven model. Practice activities and case examples explore the connections between these assessments to provide a complete picture of student skills from benchmark screening to Diagnostic: testing, instruction, and ultimately to evaluation of that instruction with progress monitoring.

Acadience Reading Mentors who complete this workshop can earn the PA & WRD and Survey endorsements and will be given access to Acadience Learning’s official training materials to train others.

When you subscribe to Acadience Online Training you receive a 30-day subscription to access video content and other training materials. All prices are in US dollars and on a per-user basis.

Note: Acadience™ Reading Diagnostic: PA & WRD is the new name for the DIBELS Deep: PA & WRD assessment. Acadience Reading Survey is the new name for the DIBELS Next Survey assessment. Acadience Reading K–6 is the new name for the DIBELS Next assessment. The tests themselves are not changing, only the names. We are currently working on updating this workshop to reflect the name changes. In the meantime, portions of the workshop will continue to use the original assessment and measure names. For more information about our new name, click here.

Included with this workshop:

  • 30-day subscription
  • Over 3 hours of in-depth training on how to give and use PA & WRD and Survey.
  • Printed copy of the training workbook containing over 200 pages of administration instruction, practice activities, and other resources. (Customers will receive printed materials by USPS Priority Mail 2-3 days after purchase.)
  • Downloadable handout describing Acadience Reading K–6 benchmark goals and composite score. 
  • Downloadable Excel worksheet to organize WRD scores. 

Note: To set up more than one user or to purchase using a purchase order, email [email protected] or call 888-943-1240.



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