Oh, Yeah! It’s DIBELS testing week. I absolutely love listening to those kiddos read and seeing the progress they’ve made since the beginning of the year. Okay, I’d admit, after the 5th day of testing, I nearly have the story of the “Cocoa Stand” memorized and I am a little giddy. I test over 200 students in a week, and typically first graders, so I can almost recite those oral reading passages verbatim.
Over the past few years we’ve developed numerous versions of our parent handout that we provide for parents following each benchmark period. It’s a little tricky coming up with a handout that explains the assessment and the results in a way that provides them with the information we feel that they need while trying to make it clear and consise. The following handouts were field tested in our schools and found to be helpful.
Click the following link to download your free DIBELS Next Kindergarten handout for parents Kindergaraten DIBELS Next
Click the following link to download your free DIBELS Next first grade parent handout. DIBELS Next- First Grade
Just as an FYI- If you are implementing a Response to Intervention model, documentation of parent communication is required. These handouts assist in that regard.
Click HERE to download free DIBELS Next handouts for Kindergarten through sixth grade.