Publications and Presentations


DIBELS®

Informational DIBELS Materials

  • DIBELS Research References (updated April 4, 2013) (Download)
    A comprehensive collection of research publications related to DIBELS.
  • DIBELS Next® Technical Manual (March 30, 2013)
    Design information, reliability, and validity data for DIBELS Next.
    (Available from the DIBELS Next download page)
  • DIBELS 6th Edition Technical Adequacy Information (Download)
    A comprehensive collection of technical adequacy data for DIBELS 6th Edition.
  • "What Are DIBELS?" (Download)
    An informational brochure intended for those new to DIBELS.
  • Parent Letter (English) (Español)
    Download this parent letter and copy it onto school letterhead if you would like to send the parents of your students a brief explanation of DIBELS testing.

Position Papers

  • Why is Retell a Required Part of DORF in DIBELS Next? (Download)
  • Use of DIBELS for Student-Level Accountability Decisions (Download)
  • The Use of DIBELS for System-Wide Accountability Decisions (Download)
  • The Use of DIBELS for Diverse Learners (Download)
  • DIBELS Myths and Facts (Download)
  • Response to "The Truth About DIBELS" (Download)

DIBELS Next

  • 2011-2012 DIBELSnet® System-Wide Percentile Ranks for DIBELS Next (2013). (Download)
  • DIBELS Next Oral Reading Fluency Readability Study (2010).
    Tech Report 7. (Download)
  • DIBELS Next Development: Findings from Beta 2 Validation Study (2012).
    Tech Report 10. (Download)
  • DIBELS Next Benchmark Goals Study (2012).
    Tech Report 11. (Download)
  • Cummings, K. D., Kaminski, R. A., Good, R. H., & O'Neil, M. (2011).
    Assessing phonemic awareness in preschool and kindergarten: Development and initial validation of First Sound Fluency. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 36(2), 94-106.

DIBELS AD

  • Assessing the Readability of DIBELS AD Oral Reading Fluency and Daze (2014).
    Tech Report 16. (Download) NEW

DIBELS Deep

Development of DIBELS Deep: A Pilot Study (2007).
Tech Report 5. (Download)

Assessing the Utility of DIBELS Deep: Phonemic Awareness and Word Reading and Decoding (2013).
Tech Report 15. (Download)


DIBELS Next Survey

DIBELS Survey Beta (2011).
Tech Report 8. (Download)

Analysis of DIBELS Survey Beta Usability Questionnaire (2011).
Tech Report 9. (Download)


DIBELS 6th Edition

Reports

Linking DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency with the Lexile Framework® for Reading (Download)
A study produced by MetaMetrics, the developers of Lexiles, that links Lexiles to 6th Edition DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency results for first through third grades. Lexile and Lexile Framework are registered trademarks of MetaMetrics, Inc.


Draft Papers

Best Practices in Using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) for Formative Assessment and Evaluation (Download)


DIBELS Presentations

  • Decision Utility of DIBELS Next for the California Standards Test (National Association of School Psychologists 2013) (Download)
  • DIBELS Pathways of Progress™: Setting Ambitious, Meaningful, and Attainable Goals in Grade Level Material (Pacific Coast Research Conference 2013) (Download)
  • DIBELS Literacy Summit 2013 Presentation Handouts (Download)
  • The use of formative assessment for educational decision making in cross-cultural contexts (SSSR Annual Conference 2012)

    • Evaluating technical adequacy of DIBELS in a New Zealand sample of early elementary students (Download)
    • Investigating the psychometric properties of IDAPEL® French language early literacy measures with students learning to read in French (Download)
    • MaDYK™ Early Hebrew Literacy Assessment: Development of Preliminary Benchmark Goals Symposium Paper #2 (Download)
    • Evaluating the Predictive Validity of DIBELS NEXT Composite Scores in the Context of an International School in South America (Download)
  • Implementing Effective Literacy Programs, Grades 1-5: One School's Journey (Association of American Schools in South America Annual Latin America Administrator's Conference 2011) (Download)
  • Good, R. H., III, Powell-Smith, K. A., Murdoch, A., & Latimer, R. (2011, March). The utility of DIBELS Next for predicting GRADE outcomes. Poster presented at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. (Download)
  • Powell-Smith, K. A., Good, R. H., III, Habedank Stewart, L., & Dewey, E. N. (2011, March). What is Next for benchmark goals? Paper presented at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. (Download)
  • Powell-Smith, K. A., Kaminski, R. A., Good, R. H., III, & Wallin, J. (2011, March). Instructional decision making Using DIBELS Next Survey. Mini-skills presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. (Download)
  • Good, R. H., III, Powell-Smith, K. A., & Kaminski, R. A. (2011, February). Developing benchmark goals and cut points for risk: Odds of achieving subsequent reading goals. Presentation at the nineteenth annual Pacific Coast Research Conference (PCRC), Coronado, California. (Download)
  • Good, R. H., III, Kaminski, R. A., & Powell-Smith, K. A. (2011, February). The robust beauty of DIBELS composite scores: Homage to Robyn Dawes. Poster presented at the nineteenth annual Pacific Coast Research Conference (PCRC), Coronado, California. (Download)
  • Good, R. H., III, Powell-Smith, K. A., & Atkins, T. (2010, February). Real problems and potential solutions for oral reading fluency progress monitoring. Presentation at the eighteenth annual Pacific Coast Research Conference (PCRC), Coronado, California. (Download)
  • Powell-Smith, K. A., Atkins, T., Good, R. H., III, & Wallin, J. (2010, March). Write of passage: The next generation of reading progress monitoring. Paper presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. (Download)
  • Powell-Smith, K. A., & Kaminski, R. A. (2010, March). Instructionally relevant assessment: Further development of brief reading diagnostic tools. Paper presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, Chicago, IL. (Download)
  • Cummings, K. D., & Powell-Smith, K. A. (2009, February). ROC done right! Using ROC curve analyses to enhance prevention. Mini-skills presentation at the National Association of School Psychologists' Annual Convention, Boston, MA. (Download)
  • Powell-Smith, K. A., & Kaminski, R. A. (2009, February). Development, validation, and decision making utility of reading survey and diagnostic tools linked to DIBELS. Poster presented at the seventeenth annual Pacific Coast Research Conference (PCRC), Coronado, California. (Download)
  • Linking Assessment to Instruction: Using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills in an Outcomes-Driven Model (British Dyslexia Association Annual Convention 2008) (Download)
  • DIBELS Deep Brief Reading Diagnostic Tools: Development and Validation
    (DIBELS Summit 2008) (Download)
  • ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristic curves) Done Right
    (Pacific Coast Research Conference 2008) (Download)
  • The Development of Brief Reading Diagnostic Tests Linked to DIBELS
    (National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2008) (Download)
  • Progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention in an Outcomes-Driven Model
    (Summer Institute on Student Progress Monitoring 2007) (Download)
  • Psychometric Adequacy of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills
    (National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2007) (Download)
  • What's PSF Got To Do With It? A Look At The Contribution of DIBELS Phoneme Segmentation Fluency to First Grade Reading Outcomes
    (Pacific Coast Research Conference 2007) (Download)
  • Progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention in an Outcome Driven Model
    (Oregon Response to Intervention Summit 2006) (Download)
  • Examining the Use of DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency Across Grade Levels in Reading First Schools (Pacific Coast Research Conference 2006) (Download)

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