What are DIBELS?

Amelia Elementary students are taking the DIBELS assessment during the month of September.  What are DIBELS?

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills.

DIBELS are comprised of seven measures to function as indicators of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with connected text, reading comprehension, and vocabulary. DIBELS were designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in acquisition of basic early literacy skills in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties.

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2 Responses

  1. Mrs Walker,
    My daughter is in kindergarten. Do we as parents get the results of the DIBLES? Especially in kindergarten I would like to know what we need to work on.

    Thank You,
    Kari Hubbard

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