We recognize that schools continue to face uncertainties and expected disruptions as we head further into the 2020-2021 academic school year. This document provides recommendations on middle and end of year assessment with DIBELS 8.
Fillable Maze Forms for Remote Testing
We have created a set of fillable Maze forms that allow responses to be selected and saved electronically on the PDF. We hope this will improve the usability and ease of assessing Maze remotely with your students. Directions and forms are posted on our Materials Download Page.
DIBELS 8 Administration Supplement: Testing Guidance for the Beginning of the 2020-2021 Academic Year
In this guide, we offer recommendations for beginning of year (BOY) benchmark testing with DIBELS 8 as well as tips for interpreting benchmark data given the ongoing widespread disruptions to school.
We have also created files with administration directions and remote practice items to help streamline remote testing. They can be downloaded on our materials page.
The DIBELS Data System now has an optional data entry field to allow you to indicate if an assessment was administered remotely. You can view that indicator on the Class List Report.
Remote Professional Development
Our DIBELS Training Course promotion has ended; however, the DIBELS 8 Transition Course is still available free of charge. DDS users: Login and the course is enabled. Non-DDS users: sign up for access.The full-length DIBELS Training Courses are also available for purchase.
ECRI authors provide guidance on ways ECRI instruction might continue in the midst of COVID–19.
DIBELS Guidance during the COVID-19 Crisis from the DIBELS 8 Team
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The DIBELS Data System is operational and our Customer Support Team is available to answer your questions during our regular business hours. The best way to contact us is at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-497-4290.
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We know the health of your students, staff and community are your top priority. Please contact us if we can be of assistance.