Dynamic Indicators of Basic Literacy Skills for Grades Kinder to 5 (DIBELS)
DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, and is comprised of six measures that function as indicators of the essential skills that every child must master to become a proficient reader. The DIBELS measures are brief (most take one minute to administer), and are used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills. DIBELS was designed for use in identifying children experiencing difficulty in the acquisition of basic early literacy skills, in order to provide support early and prevent the occurrence of later reading difficulties. DIBELS is a set of measures and procedures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade.