DIBELS…. The first test. One of many curriculum based measurements we as first years will learn to administer this year. There is a test booklet, a timer, a student page, specific markings to be made while scoring, and a child who does not have all the right answers. While DIBELS is not actually rocket science, for many of us it is the first time we will be interacting with a child in a very meaningful way. Our ability to provide this measurement will help teachers decide whether or not an intervention may be necessary to help the child to develop solid reading skills.
So, no pressure.