The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. They are designed to be short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. Osgood staff members administered the spring benchmark on the week of May 26th.
In kindergarten, we administered the Phoneme Segmentation Fluency and Nonsense Word Fluency measures. The Phoneme Segmentation Fluency measure assesses a student's ability to fluently segment three- and four-phoneme words into their individual phonemes (sounds). 95% of students scored at or above benchmark on Phoneme Segmentation Fluency. The Nonsense Word Fluency measure is a test of the alphabetic principle including letter-sound correspondence in which letters represent their most common sounds and of the ability to blend those letters into words. 81% of students scored at or above benchmark on Nonsense Word Fluency.
In first grade, we administered the Nonsense Word Fluency and Oral Reading Fluency measures. 90% of students scored at or above the benchmark for Correct Letter Sounds and for Whole Words Read on Nonsense Word Fluency. The Oral Reading Fluency measure is a test of accuracy and fluency within connected text. 82% of students scored at or above the benchmark for Words Correct per Minute and for Accuracy on Oral Reading Fluency.
In second grade, we administered the Oral Reading Fluency measure. 91% of students scored at or above the benchmark for Words Correct per Minute and 88% of students scored at or above the benchmark for Accuracy on Oral Reading Fluency.
Comparison EOY 2012-2013, EOY 2013-2014, and EOY 2014-2015
At or above benchmark
First Grade- NWF -CLS
DORF- words correct
Second Grade-DORF-words correct
Second Grade- DORF-accuracy