What is 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. We used DIBELS in Minersville Area School District for grades K-6. We are switching to DIBELS Next for the 2012-2013 school year.
What is DIBELS Next?
DIBELS Next is the current version of DIBELS, replacing the previous version, DIBELS 6th Edition. DIBELS Next includes a series of research-based enhancements that increase the ease of use as well as the reliability and validity of the assessment. We are in the process of getting our Reading Specialists trained to administer the DIBELS Next series.