DIBELS NextThe HILL's Classic Assessment Training
HILL experts have trained hundreds of educators to use DIBELS to improve literacy instruction, as part of our School Wide Transformation projects, and as part of the Reading First initiative in Massachusetts.
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. DIBELS is used widely in school districts throughout the country.
DIBELS Next is an upgrade provided in 2010. It retained the best of DIBELS, but has been updated to increase ease of use and accuracy of results.
Day 1: Administration & Scoring
The DIBELS Next Transition Workshop is designed to support educators who currently use DIBELS 6th Edition and want to learn how to administer and score DIBELS Next. This one-day workshop will briefly review the foundations of DIBELS, provide a description of the changes to all DIBELS Next measures, and offer training and practice on administering and scoring the new measures. Participants will receive DIBELS Next Transition Workshop training materials, practice benchmark booklets, free parking, certificate of attendance, morning coffee and lunch.
This one-day workshop will provide:
- Brief Review of Foundations
- Introduction of What is New in DIBELS Next
- Training and Practice in the Administration and Scoring of the New DIBELS Next Measures
Day 2: Interpretation and Planning
The second day of training helps you to further interpret results and link data to instruction. The DIBELS Next data provide teachers, administrators and parents with reliable information to provide intervention in a timely manner to keep students on the path to reading and school success. Now that you are using DIBELS Next to assess children’s reading skills, learn how to design interventions, group students for instruction and monitor progress in this additional 1 day workshop.
The DIBELS Next Day-2 Workshop is designed to provide:
- Tools for analyzing and grouping students for instruction
- Plans for designing interventions for addressing student needs
- An introduction to progress monitoring
- In person workshops are currently by request only. Please contact us to schedule a training!
- Online training is offered by the Center on Teaching & Learning at the University of Oregon.
Learn More About DIBELS
Information & Tools
- “What Are DIBELS?” (informational brochure via DIBELS.org)
- Guide to Unbundling the Composite Score and Using the Recommended Goals (via CTL)
- Instructional Grouping Worksheets DIBELS Next Recommended Goals (via CTL)
- Progress Monitoring Tracking Worksheets DIBELS Next Recommended Goals (via CTL)
Papers & Research
- Compilation of DIBELS Research References (via DIBELS.org)
- Kaminski, Ruth A. and Kelli D. Cummings. DIBELS: Myths and Facts. Dynamic Measurement Group, 2007.
- Kaminski, Ruth A. and Roland H. Good III, Doris Baker, Kelli Cummings, Chantal Dufour-Martel, Kathleen Petersen, Stephanie Stollar, Kelly Powell-Smith, Joshua Wallin. Use of DIBELS ® for Student-Level Accountability Decisions. Dynamic Measurement Group, 2008.
- Kaminski, Ruth A. and Roland H. Good III, Doris Baker, Kelli Cummings, Chantal Dufour-Martel, Kathleen Fleming, Nancy Knutson, Kelly Powell-Smith, Joshua Wallin. Use of DIBELS for Diverse Learners: Are DIBELS Appropriate for All Students? Dynamic Measurement Group, 2007.
- Kaminski, Ruth A. and Roland H. Good III, Doris Baker, Kelli Cummings, Chantal Dufour-Martel, Kathleen Fleming, Nancy Knutson, Kelly Powell-Smith, Joshua Wallin. Use of DIBELS for System-Wide Accountability Decisions. Dynamic Measurement Group, 2007.
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