DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills)
DIBELS is an assessment that measures how students are performing on the following important reading skills:
- Phonemic awareness
- Reading Comprehension
Students in grades K-6 are tested three times a year: fall, winter, and spring. Students are monitored and tested for progress in learning to read several times a year.
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Proficiency is measured by a student's ability to orally read words accurately, smoothly, and with expression.
Grade level targets for a student to achieve are:
- 1st grade: 47 wpm (words per minute)
- 2nd grade: 87 wpm
- 3rd grade: 100 wpm
- 4th grade: 115 wpm
- 5th grade: 130 wpm
- 6th grade: 120 wpm
Kindergartners do not read DIBELS passages. They are tested orally over individual sounds and the ability to blend the sounds into words.