Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired


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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.

Posted on February 14, 2012
Updated on: September 23, 2018