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DIBELS - Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills

What are DIBELS?

The DIBELS measures are indicators of the skill area they are designed to assess. Just as a pediatrician measures a child’s height and weight as a quick and efficient indicator of that child’s physical development, each DIBELS measure is a quick and efficient indicator of how well a child is doing in learning a particular early reading skill.

Five Essential Skills Areas of Literacy

The DIBELS measures were developed to be indicators of the essential early literacy skills that a child must master to become a good reader.