News and Updates



CARI (DIBELS 7-9) Research Release for the 2017-2018 School Year

May 5, 2017

The authors of DIBELS at Dynamic Measurement Group are pleased to announce the continued research release of CARI™: DIBELS 7-9 to research partners for the 2017-2018 school year. CARI stands for Content Area Reading Indicators and is a formative assessment for students in grades 7 to 9. The CARI is directly aligned with the Common Core Standards in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.

For details on the CARI Early Release, read our full announcement.



DIBELS Deep CFOL Early Release for the 2017-2018 School Year

April 17, 2017

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce the continued early release of DIBELS Deep CFOL (Comprehension, Fluency, Oral Language) for the 2017-2018 school year.

A primary purpose and intended use of DIBELS Deep CFOL is to assist educators in (a) untangling the many possible reasons why a student may struggle with comprehension, and (b) better targeting interventions to those skill areas that support reading comprehension.

For details on the CFOL Early Release, read our full announcement .



DIBELS Math Early Release Continues for the 2017-2018 School Year

April 11, 2017

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. DIBELS Math is aligned with the Common Core Standards in Mathematics, and consists of measures of Early Numeracy, Computation, and Concepts and Applications.

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



PELI (Pre-K) Early Release for the 2017-2018 School Year

April 11, 2017

Dynamic Measurement Group is pleased to announce an early release version of PELI® (Preschool Early Literacy Indicators) which will be available for research partners during the 2017-2018 school year. PELI is designed for preschool and pre-kindergarten students (ages 3 to 5) and assesses alphabet knowledge, vocabulary and oral language, phonological awareness, and listening comprehension. The assessment is given in a storybook format that will be familiar to most preschool students.

For details on the PELI Early Release, read our full announcement.



IDAPEL Early Release for the 2017-2018 School Year

April 10, 2017

The authors of IDAPEL® at Dynamic Measurement Group are pleased to announce the early release of IDAPEL for research partners for the 2017-2018 school year. IDAPEL is a series of French-language formative assessments designed to assess the early literacy skills of students learning to read in French in grades K through 5. IDAPEL assesses the fundamental early reading skills of phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, accuracy and fluency with connected text, and text comprehension.

For details on the IDAPEL Early Release, read our full announcement.



Announcing an additional category for Above Benchmark performance

October 11, 2016

The authors of DIBELS Next at Dynamic Measurement Group (DMG) recently released a new Above Benchmark level for DIBELS Next.

The benchmark goals and cut points for risk have not changed. The new Above Benchmark level provides a higher goal for which typical- and high-achieving students and schools can aim.

For details about the Above Benchmark category, read our full announcement .



Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Pending Proceedings
Between the University of Oregon and DMG

June 21, 2016

The following frequently asked questions are intended to address your questions or concerns regarding the currently pending litigation between DMG and the University of Oregon.

For details, read our frequently asked questions.



Our Statement about the Official DIBELS Next Benchmark Goals

September 29, 2012

It has come to our attention that the University of Oregon/CTL data system recently released their own version of benchmark goals for DIBELS Next. Please note that the official DIBELS Next benchmark goals have not changed. The CTL-proposed benchmark goals do not come from the authors of DIBELS and we do not recommend using them. The goals proposed by CTL do not meet the DIBELS Next technical specifications for official benchmark goals.

Read more from a statement from the DIBELS Authors.



An Important Message from the Authors of DIBELS

May 22, 2012

Roland Good and Ruth Kaminski, Dynamic Measurement Group, the authors of DIBELS Next® and DIBELS® 6th Edition, want you to understand the benefits of the research-based DIBELS Next assessments for your students.

Read more from an important message from the authors of DIBELS.