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Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

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The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.

The measures were developed upon the essential early literacy domains discussed in both the National Reading Panel (2000) and National Research Council (1998) reports to assess student development of phonological awareness, alphabetic understanding, and automaticity and fluency with the code. Each measure has been thoroughly researched and demonstrated to be reliable and valid indicators of early literacy development and predictive of later reading proficiency to aid in the early identification of students who are not progressing as expected. When used as recommended, the results can be used to evaluate individual student development as well as provide grade-level feedback toward validated instructional objectives.

Source: University of Oregon Center on Teaching and Learning.

The links below connect to DIBELS infomation and user login sites:

 

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)

DIBELS Big Ideas in Beginning Reading

DIBELS mclasshome.com

DIBELS mclassdirect.com