What are DIBELS? 
DIBELS are measures that help teachers and schools determine how students are performing on important reading skills. DIBELS stands for Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. These measures are assessed in grades K-3 three times a year.

What skills are measured by DIBELS and why are they important? 
The critical skills necessary for successful beginning reading include: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. The DIBELS measures assess students on these five critical skills, which are often referred to as the “Big Ideas” of reading. Which skills your child is assessed on depends on their grade level. 

Click on the link below for a detail information sheet and a chart explaining the Big Ideas and why they are important to reading success.