DIBELS Next Introduction Webinar

Introduction Webinar
Oregon Reading First Center
April 1, 2010
Materials reproduced with permission of Dynamic Measurement Group © 2010
Today’s Agenda
• Why use DIBELS Next?
• New features
DIBELS Next 7th Edition Overview
What Has Not Changed
Important Dates and Timelines
Recommendations and Things to Consider
DIBELS Data System Updates
Upcoming Training Opportunities
• What year did the DIBELS Data System
start operating?
• And with how many districts?
• 10
Why use DIBELS Next?
• Improved measures based on research and
user feedback
• New directions to facilitate students’
• New content, including all new reading passages
• Checklist of common response patterns to aid in
intervention planning
• New scores for some measures to enhance
• New child-friendly font in grades K-2
New Directions to Aid
Students’ Understanding
New Items and Content
• Items have been stratified in “layers” of
difficulty so that items of all difficulties are
randomly assorted throughout each measure
• For example, in NWF, all vowels appear in each
• Purpose: To control the changes in difficulty
from one probe to the next
• Also, all new ORF passages in grades 1-6
(goodbye, Keiko, Kwanzaa, and
Checklist of Common Response
New Scores for Some
• Nonsense Word Fluency
• Whole Words Read (WWR): Student
receives credit for 1 WWR for each whole
word read correctly without first being
sounded out
• Oral Reading Fluency
• Accuracy: Total words - Errors (includes
skipped words) = Words correct
• Addition of accuracy to scoring/benchmark
Child-Friendly Font
Why use DIBELS Next?
• New measures!
• First Sound Fluency (replaces Initial Sound
• DIBELS Daze (DIBELS-Maze) for grades
Why use DIBELS Next?
• New research has been conducted over 4
years on over 25,000 children in over 90
• Use of new readability formula to level passages
and decrease variability of DORF scores
• New reliability data
• New validity data
• Prediction to NAEP and GRADE (K-6 outcome)
• New research on benchmark goals
• New user-friendly format
• Easel format for published version
• Larger booklet size for downloadable version
(available 5/17/10 from DMG at www.dibels.org)
DIBELS Next: 7th Edition
• All measures have been
updated with:
New directions
New items
New child-friendly font
New passages
New practice items
New format
• New look and feel of all
• New Measures
First Sound Fluency (FSF)
• Retell is part of DORF
• New benchmark goals
available for fall 2010
• Tentative date: 8/31/10
• WUF-R is available as an
experimental measure
Redesigned Scoring Booklets:
Benchmark Assessment Cover
• 1/2 legal size pages to
provide more room for
scoring and prompts.
• Integrated response
patterns to facilitate linkage
to instruction
• Directions are integrated in
Student Materials
• Integrated reminders.
• Integrated scoring
Redesigned Scoring Booklets:
Inside Benchmark Assessment
• Larger fonts
• Running totals for each
row on NWF and ORF
• Common response
Redesigned Scoring Booklet:
Progress Monitoring Cover
• Graph on front
cover is larger and
easier to use
• Horizontal axis is
labeled with weeks
so booklets can be
easily used for outof-grade-level
What Has Not Changed
• DIBELS Next are still:
• Brief, standardized, repeatable indicators
of Basic Early Literacy Skills
• Research-based
• Used for universal screening, benchmark
assessment, progress monitoring, and
systems evaluation
• Appropriate for use within a Response to
Intervention model of service delivery
Important Dates & Timelines
• DIBELS Next measures should be available
for download from the DMG website
(http://dibels.org) by May 17, 2010 and
available for purchase from Sopris West this
• Benchmark goals for DIBELS Next
measures should be available by August 31,
• Wireless Generation will be able to support
DIBELS Next by fall 2011
Recommendations and
Things to Consider
• DMG recommends NOT making the
transition between DIBELS 6th editionrevised and Next measures during the
middle of the school year
• Schools in districts don’t have to transition all at
the same time, however, but may want to use a
scaffolded adoption process (i.e., 5 schools one
year, 5 schools the next)
Recommendations and
Things to Consider
• DMG and the DIBELS Data System (DDS)
will support DIBELS 6th edition-revised and
DIBELS Next for 2 years (through the 20122013 school year)
• Data will transfer forward with students, but
educators will need to remember when the
transition was made
DIBELS Data System Updates
• DIBELS Data System will continue to provide
download of and support for the current 6th Edition
Revised and DIBELS Next for the 2010-2011 school
• The first set of reports that will be available for
DIBELS Next include: class lists, histograms, and
data farming
• Access to the DDS for all Oregon schools (including
those using IDEL) will continue to be free
• The DDS team is currently working on integrating
easyCBM math measures into schools existing DDS
Upcoming Training Opportunities
• July 12th-15th
• DIBELS Next Essential and Mentoring Trainings,
sponsored by DMG (Eugene, OR)
• August 18th & 20th
• DIBELS Next Transition Workshop, sponsored
by the ORFC (Portland, OR)
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