Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Reading (Primary); Reading (Elementary); Reading--Ability testing;
The inception of the No Child Left Behind Act as well as the report published by the National Reading Panel have caused a sense of urgency in early intervention for students with high literacy needs. Therefore, students are being required more frequently to take high stakes assessments at a younger and younger age. Many schools use the DIBELS assessment, but there are also many other assessments available. This paper presents research as to the validity of the DIBELS assessment as well as describes several other available literacy assessments to use either in conjunction with or in isolation from DIBELS. This paper then concludes with recommendations of teacher practices for literacy instruction as well as assessment of students' literacy skills.
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Lynn Ethan Nielsen
1 PDF file (36 pages)
©2011 Lisa Doering
Doering, Lisa, "An analysis of the Dynamics Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment" (2011). Graduate Research Papers. 164.