The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) is a formative early literacy assessment created by Dr. Roland Good and Dr. Ruth Kaminski (Kaminski, & Good, 2009) of the Dynamic Measurement Group (Research about this type of testing was first done at the University of Oregon (Kaminski, & Good, 2009). It is used by kindergarten through sixth grade teachers in the United States to screen for whether students are at risk of reading difficulty, and to monitor student progress and guide instruction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DIBELS).
The DIBELS measures assess the 5 Big Ideas in early literacy identified by the National Reading Panel. In 2010 Baker 5-J began began using DIBELS Next to screen students. For more information about Oregon Reading First click on the following link. http://oregonreadingfirst.uoregon.edu/
For more information about DIBELS click on the following link: https://dibels.uoregon.edu/measures/