• What type of assessment is DIBELS Next?
    DIBELS Next is an assessment tool used primarily to identify children who are at risk for reading failure.  It is not a diagnostic tool; it is an indicator of student progress in basic early literacy skills.

    How are DIBELS Next scores used?
    DIBELS Next scores are used to:
    • group students for intervention
    • monitor student progress
    • identify skill gaps that may affect future reading
    • better understand the characteristics of specific difficulties struggling readers have

    What DIBELS Next measures does Lincoln Primary use to assess students?
    LNF—Letter Naming Fluency
    FSF—First Sound Fluency
    PSF—Phoneme Segmentation Fluency
    NWF—Nonsense Word Fluency
    DORF—DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency

    What skills do these assessments measure?
    The Linooln Primary DIBELS Next measures are linked to the 5 Big Ideas in Beginning Reading:
    • Phonemic Awareness is measured by Initial Sounds Fluency (FSF) and Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF)
    • The Alphabetic Principle is measured by Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF)
    • Accuracy and Fluency with connected text are measured by Oral Reading Fluency (DORF)
    Please click on the link provided for 2016-2017 assessment results.
Last Modified on June 12, 2017