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DIBELS Information

DIBELS® Research References
A comprehensive collection of research publications related to DIBELS.

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April 4, 2013

DIBELS Next® Technical Manual
Design information, reliability, and validity data for DIBELS Next.
Available on DIBELS Next download page
DIBELS Next Technical Adequacy Information
Design information, reliability, and validity data for DIBELS Next.

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2015

DIBELS 6th Edition Technical Adequacy Information
A comprehensive collection of technical adequacy data for DIBELS 6th Edition.

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2008

What Are DIBELS?
An informational brochure intended for those new to DIBELS.

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Parent Letter (English)
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.

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Parent Letter (Español)

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Español


DIBELS Position Papers

Why is Retell a Required Part of DORF in DIBELS Next?

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Use of DIBELS for Student-Level Accountability Decisions

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The Use of DIBELS for System-Wide Accountability Decisions

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The Use of DIBELS for Diverse Learners

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DIBELS Myths and Facts

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Response to "The Truth About DIBELS"

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DIBELS Next

DIBELS Next National Norms 2012-2013 (2014)

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Tech Report 17, 2014

Technical Adequacy Supplement for DIBELS Next
Oral Reading Fluency (2014)

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2014

2011-2012 DIBELSnet® System-Wide Percentile Ranks for
DIBELS Next (2013)

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2013

DIBELS Next Benchmark Goals Study (2012)

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Tech Report 11, 2012

DIBELS Next Development: Findings from Beta 2
Validation Study (2012)

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Tech Report 10, 2012

Assessing phonemic awareness in preschool and kindergarten: Development and initial validation of First Sound Fluency (2011)
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.

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2011

DIBELS Next Oral Reading Fluency Readability Study (2010)

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Tech Report 7, 2010


DIBELS AD

Assessing the Readability of DIBELS AD Oral Reading Fluency
and Daze (2014)

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Tech Report 16, 2014


DIBELS Deep

Assessing the Utility of DIBELS Deep: Phonemic Awareness and Word Reading and Decoding (2013)

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Tech Report 15, 2013

Development of DIBELS Deep: A Pilot Study (2007)

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Tech Report 5, 2007


DIBELS Next Survey

Analysis of DIBELS Survey Beta Usability Questionnaire (2011)

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Tech Report 9, 2011

DIBELS Survey Beta (2011)

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Tech Report 8, 2011


DIBELS Math

2014-2015 DIBELSnet Preliminary System-Wide Percentile Ranks for DIBELS Math Early Release (2015)
Includes DIBELS Math measures of early numeracy, computation, and concepts and applications for kindergarten through sixth grade.

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Tech Report 18, 2015


PELI (Pre-K)

Analysis of PELI® User Satisfaction Questionnaire (2015)

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Tech Report 19, 2015

The Preschool Early Literacy Indicators: Validity and benchmark goals, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education (2014)
Kaminski, R.A., Abbott, M., Bravo Aguayo, K., Latimer, R., Good, R.H. (2014) The Preschool Early Literacy Indicators: Validity and benchmark goals, Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 34(2), 71-82.

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2014

Preschool Early Literacy Indicators (PELI): Establishing Benchmark Goals (2014)
Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention 2014

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2014

Examining the Validity and Utility of an Assessment of Preschool Early Literacy Skills (2013)
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2013

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2013

Preschool Early Literacy Indicators (PELI): Initial Reliability and Validity (2012)
Council for Exceptional Children Annual Convention 2012

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2012


CARI (DIBELS 7-9)

2014-2015 DIBELSnet Preliminary System-Wide Percentile Ranks for CARI Daze (2015)

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Tech Report 20, 2015


IDEL (Spanish)

IDEL Administration and Scoring Guide (English)

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English

IDEL Administration and Scoring Guide (Español)

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Español

IDEL Instructional Recommendations

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Tech Report


DIBELS 6th Edition

Best Practices in Using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) for Formative Assessment and Evaluation (2007)

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2007


DIBELS Presentations

Predictive Validity of Pathways of Progress™ Decisions
for RTI (2016)
National Association of School Psychologists 2016

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2016

Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Instruction with Progress Monitoring and Formative Evaluation in the Outcomes Driven Model. (2015)
Good, R. H. (2015, May). Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Instruction with Progress Monitoring and Formative Evaluation in the Outcomes Driven Model. Invited presentation at the International Conference on Cognitive and Neurocognitive Aspects of Learning: Abilities and Disabilities, Haifa, Israel.

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2015

Making Reliable and Stable Progress Decisions: Slope or Pathways of Progress? (2015)
Pacific Coast Research Conference 2015

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2015

Decision Utility of DIBELS Next for the California
Standards Test (2013)
National Association of School Psychologists 2013

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2013

DIBELS Pathways of Progress™: Setting Ambitious, Meaningful, and Attainable Goals in Grade Level Material (2013)
Pacific Coast Research Conference 2013

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2013

DIBELS Literacy Summit 2013
A collection of presentation handouts from the DIBELS Literacy Summit

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2013

Evaluating technical adequacy of DIBELS in a New Zealand sample of early elementary students (2012)
SSSR Annual Conference 2012

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2012

Investigating the psychometric properties of IDAPEL® French language early literacy measures with students learning to read in French (2012)
SSSR Annual Conference 2012

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2012

MaDYK™ Early Hebrew Literacy Assessment: Development of Preliminary Benchmark Goals Symposium Paper #2 (2012)
SSSR Annual Conference 2012

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2012

Evaluating the Predictive Validity of DIBELS NEXT Composite Scores in the Context of an International School
in South America (2012)
SSSR Annual Conference 2012

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2012

Implementing Effective Literacy Programs, Grades 1-5: One School's Journey (2011)
Association of American Schools in South America Annual Latin America Administrator's Conference 2011

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2011

The utility of DIBELS Next for predicting GRADE outcomes (2011)
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.

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2011

What is Next for benchmark goals? (2011)
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.

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2011

Instructional decision making Using DIBELS Next Survey (2011)
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.

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2011

Developing benchmark goals and cut points for risk: Odds of achieving subsequent reading goals (2011)
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.

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2011

The robust beauty of DIBELS composite scores: Homage to Robyn Dawes (2011)
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.

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2011

Real problems and potential solutions for oral reading fluency progress monitoring (2010)
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.

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2010

Write of passage: The next generation of reading progress monitoring (2010)
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.

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2010

Instructionally relevant assessment: Further development of brief reading diagnostic tools (2010)
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.

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2010

ROC done right! Using ROC curve analyses to enhance prevention (2009)
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.

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2009

Development, validation, and decision making utility of reading survey and diagnostic tools linked to DIBELS (2009)
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.

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2009

Linking Assessment to Instruction: Using Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills in an Outcomes-Driven Model (2008)
British Dyslexia Association Annual Convention 2008

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2008

DIBELS Deep Brief Reading Diagnostic Tools: Development and Validation (2008)
DIBELS Summit 2008

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2008

ROC (Receiver Operating Characteristic curves) Done Right (2008)
Pacific Coast Research Conference 2008

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2008

The Development of Brief Reading Diagnostic Tests Linked to DIBELS (2008)
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2008

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2008

Progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention in an Outcomes-Driven Model (2007)
Summer Institute on Student Progress Monitoring 2007

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2007

Psychometric Adequacy of Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (2007)
National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention 2007

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2007

What's PSF Got To Do With It? A Look At The Contribution of DIBELS Phoneme Segmentation Fluency to First Grade
Reading Outcomes (2007)
Pacific Coast Research Conference 2007

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2007

Progress Monitoring and Response to Intervention in an Outcome Driven Model (2006)
Oregon Response to Intervention Summit 2006

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2006

Examining the Use of DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency Across Grade Levels in Reading First Schools (2006)
Pacific Coast Research Conference 2006

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2006


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