• DIBELS® Next

    K-5 (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills)DIBELS


    Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is a screening/formative assessment with a set of measures used to assess early literacy and reading skills for students from kindergarten through fifth grade. DIBELS Next is used to:


    • identify students who may be at risk for reading difficulties;
    • identify specific areas that students need additional support in;
    • help teachers to target instructional support;
    • monitor at-risk students while they are receiving additional targeted reading instruction; and
    • examine the effectiveness of the additional targeted instructional supports.


    DIBELS NEXT is administered three times a year - beginning of the year (BOY), middle of the year (MOY), and end of year (EOY). The chart below outlines the theoretical framework behind DIBELS NEXT.


THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK - There are five basic skills that DIBELS NEXT measures