DIBELS Math is an assessment used to measure the acquisition of mathematics skills from kindergarten through sixth grade.

DIBELS Math Early Release

The authors of DIBELS at Dynamic Measurement Group are pleased to announce the continued early release of DIBELS Math for research partners for the 2017-2018 school year.

For details on the DIBELS Math Early Release, read our announcement.

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DIBELS Math Introduction


DIBELS® Math is comprised of measures of early numeracy, computation, and problem solving that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master in order to become proficient in mathematics. The measures can be used to quickly and efficiently monitor the development of mathematics skills. DIBELS Math is designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic mathematics skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later mathematics difficulties.

Why Use DIBELS Math?

The purposes of DIBELS Math are:

  • to identify students who may be at risk for mathematics difficulties (universal screening);
  • to help teachers identify areas to target instructional support;
  • to monitor at-risk students while they receive additional, targeted instruction; and
  • to examine the effectiveness of your school’s system of instructional supports.

The advantages of DIBELS Math are:

  • DIBELS Math has been specifically designed to be used within a problem-solving, outcomes-driven model of decision-making and response to intervention.
  • DIBELS Math is directly aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics
  • The DIBELS measures are reliable and valid.
  • Research-based benchmark goals are being developed for the measures, which define a level at which the odds are in the student’s favor of meeting later mathematics outcome goals.

DIBELS Math and the Common Core

DIBELS Math is directly aligned to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. For more information, read our Common Core Alignment Document for DIBELS Math.