DIBELS Next Dr. Elizabeth J. Marrufo Director of Elementary Instruction Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is a set of measures used to assess early literacy and reading skills for students from kindergarten through sixth grade. You can use DIBELS Next to: identify students who may be at risk for reading difficulties; help teachers identify areas to target instructional support; monitor at-risk students while they receive additional, targeted instruction; and examine the effectiveness of your school’s system of instructional supports. Source: p. ,1 DIBELS Assessment Manual DIBELS Next and the Basic Early Literacy Skills Assessing student performance on the basic early literacy skills, are also known as the foundational skills and can help distinguish children who are on track to become successful readers from children who are likely to struggle.* The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) focus on foundational skills in grades K-3. *Source: DIBELS Next Assessment Manual, p. 2 Alignment of DIBELS Next Measures with Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and National Reading Panel’s 5 Big Ideas Overview of the DIBELS Next Measures Measure Description First Sound Fluency (FSF) The assessor says words, and the student says the first sound for each word. Letter Naming Fluency (LNF) The student is presented with a sheet of letters and asked to name the letters. Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF) The assessor says words, and the student says the individual sounds in each word. Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) The student is presented with a list of VC and CVC nonsense words (e.g. sig, rav, ov) and asked to read the words. DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (DORF) Daze The student is presented with a reading passage and asked to read aloud. The student is then asked to retell what he/she just read. The student is presented with a reading passage in which some words are replaced by a multiple choice box that includes the original word and two distracters. The student reads the passage silently and selects the word in each box that best fits the meaning of the sentence. DIBELS Next Benchmark Administration Timeline How DIBELS Next Is Used Benchmark Assessment --Benchmark assessment refers to testing all students within a school or grade three times per year for the purpose of identifying those who may be at risk for reading difficulties. Benchmark assessment is always conducted using grade-level material. Progress Monitoring—(must have for SAT) --Progress monitoring refers to testing students more frequently who may be at risk for future reading difficulty on the skill areas in which they are receiving instruction, to ensure that they are making adequate progress. LCPS Testing Window MOY Recommended Devices Apple iOS Microsoft Windows iPod Touch ASUS iPad NOBI Equus iPhone Additional PD NMPED Archived Webinar NM Reads to Lead (Nov. 7-8) On-site LCPS PD (Dates TBD) www.wirelessgeneration.com/newmexico Thank You!