DIBELS Test Information

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)

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