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Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is a set of standardized measures across kindergarten through sixth grade that can be used to assess students’ early reading skills and are sensitive to student growth. Roland H. Good III and Ruth A. Kaminski are the primary researchers who created the original set of measures. The revised version is titled DIBELS Next. The DIBELS measures and early research are based on Stan Deno’s work in the area of curriculum-based measures at the University of Minnesota. Like curriculum-based measures, DIBELS assessments are short, repeatable measures with many alternate forms that can be completed in 10–15 minutes and are valid and reliable. The DIBELS measures extend curriculum-based measures to kindergarten and early first grade and provide generic passages ...

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