DIBELS Next Testing


Kindergarten - 3rd Grade 


  Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) using standardized, individually administered measures of early literacy development, designed to be short (1 minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of pre-reading and  early reading skills, and are designed to assess 3 of 5 big ideas of early literacy: 


Phonological Awareness

Initial Sounds Fluency & Phonemic Segmentation

Accuracy & Fluency with Connected Text 


Alphabetic Principles



Oral Reading  & Retell Fluency


Vocabulary & Oral Language

Word Use Fluency


 DIBELS Next testing is administered by the classroom teachers in Grades K - 3, plus for at-risk students in Grades 4 - 5.