DIBELS 6th Edition
DIBELS® 6th Edition are short (one minute) fluency measures that can be used for universal screening, benchmark assessment, and progress monitoring in Kindergarten - 6th grade.
The UO DIBELS Data System provides data management support of DIBELS 6th Edition.
Zones of Growth provides educators an easy way to set individualized literacy goals, review growth percentiles, and evaluate students' progress.
District, school and project reports provide immediate feedback for decision making. Class and student reports help identify students who need additional support and monitor response to intervention. View all reports
The Instructional Grouping report creates initial instructional groups and provides an easy to use drag-and-drop interface to adjust groups as needed.
Testing materials are available as a FREE download.
Student scores are used to determine how each student is doing in relation to a benchmark goal that is predictive of later reading success. The benchmark goals are criterion-referenced. Each measure has an empirically established goal (or benchmark) that changes across time to ensure students’ skills are developing in a manner predictive of continued progress.
UO-CTL researchers have analyzed data from a representative sample of schools, resulting in new recommendations for DIBELS 6th Edition benchmark goals. The new and improved goals more consistently identify students who need additional support to become proficient readers. We have prepared this comparison guide so you can see how the goals have changed.
Smolkowski, K. & Cummings, K., D. (2016). Evaluation of the DIBELS (6th Edition) diagnostic system for the selection of native and proficient English speakers at risk of reading difficulties. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 34(2), 103-118. doi:10.1177/0734282915589017
Cummings, K. D., Otterstedt, J., Kennedy, P. C., Baker, S. K., & Kame'enui, E. J. (2011). DIBELS Data System: 2009-2010 Percentile Ranks for DIBELS 6th Edition Benchmark Assessments (Technical Report 1102). Eugene, OR: University of Oregon. Center on Teaching and Learning.
The DIBELS 6th Edition measures were designed to assess the Big Ideas in Reading
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Alphabetic Principle and Phonics
Accuracy and Fluency
This timeline shows the administration periods for each of the required (dark green), optional endorsed (light green) and optional not endorsed (gray) DIBELS 6th Edition measures. It is recommended that users administer all required measures for each assessment period. Download the DIBELS 6th Timeline.
DIBELS 6 Ed. Instructional Grouping Worksheets
DDS customers can use the online Instructional Grouping Report.
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