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DIBELS- Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

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The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are currently administered three times per year to students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Holland Elementary School.   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. Additionally, there are short (three-minute) comprehension measures administered in second through sixth grades.    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.   For more information, please contact your child's classroom teacher or the literacy specialist.