New Year, New Name, Same Assessment: What Happened to DIBELS Next?

By: | March 20, 2021

After an unprecedented and challenging school year, many educators are seeking meaningful, reliable assessment data to ensure that they accurately understand levels of student learning, whether they have been learning in-person, online or in a hybrid environment.

One of the most well-known assessments, DIBELS Next, acquired a new name in 2020, now known as Acadience® Reading K-6. In this podcast, two assessment experts discuss how Acadience Learning assessments can be used to support data-driven instructional decisions and improve student outcomes.

Topics include:

  • Why assessments are so crucial this school year
  • What types of assessments and tools truly support student learning
  • Why research matters when implementing assessments
  • What really happened with DIBELS Next
  • What you can look forward to in 2021 from authors Drs. Good and Kaminski


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