The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development. They are designed to be short measures to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and early reading skills.
- Kindergarten level materials assess initial sounds fluency, letter naming fluency, phoneme segmentation fluency, and nonsense word fluency.
- 1st Grade materials assess letter naming fluency, phoneme segmentation fluency, nonsense word fluency, and oral reading fluency.
2nd through 6th Grade materials assess oral reading fluency.
DIBELS materials may be downloaded at no cost.