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Predictions of DIBELS Benchmark Stability: Other Indicators

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Press Release:

The University of Oregon, in close cooperation with and financial featherbedding from the U. S. Department of Education, is pleased to announce a groundbreaking new Technical Report, DIBELS Signs, Omens, and Predictors by reading scientists and trainers at DMG, Dynamic Measurement Group, an educational company that is dedicated to supporting success for children and schools. DMG was founded by Roland H. Good, III, and Ruth Kaminski, authors of the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS®).


In her preface to the Technical Report, Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling states, "In their ongoing effort to assess student development of phonological awareness, alphabetic understanding, and automaticity and fluency with the code, scholars committed to the science of reading are constantly looking for convenient and easy assessment devices. I speak for the entire nation when I express my gratitude to these scientists who have come up with valuable indicators for reading success in the Global Economy."

Each new measure of DIBELS Benchmark Stability has been thoroughly researched and demonstrated to be a reliable and valid indicator of early literacy development and predictive of later reading proficiency to aid in the early identification of students who are not progressing as expected.

SIX Hallmarks of DIBELS Performance

  • Many moles over a childâ��s body indicate that she will be labeled at Low Risk for Letter
    Naming Fluency


  • A birthmark in the middle of the back indicates Established Phoneme Segmentation Fluency


  • To be born during an eclipse portends a Deficiency in Nonsense Word Fluency


  • When a child throws a lump of sugar into a cup of coffee or tea, the number of bubbles that rise are an indication of his Oral Reading Fluency



  • Lots of hair on a kindergartner's arms and fingers is a sign of Established Initial Sound Fluency


  • The child who sneezes three times before breakfast will need remediation in Nonsense Word Fluency.



  • — Press Release
    University of Oregon and U. S. Department of Education

    2008-07-10


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