The teachers and administrators at our school are committed to helping your child become a successful reader.
As part of this commitment, our district has chosen to use a test called DIBELS to help us examine how your
child is doing in learning important reading skills.
DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. DIBELS tests five skills that are
necessary for learning to read. Children who learn these skills become good readers. The skills are:
• Phonemic Awareness: Hearing and using sounds in spoken words
• Alphabetic Principle: Knowing the sounds of the letters and sounding out written words
• Accurate and Fluent Reading: Reading stories and other materials easily and quickly with few mi