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Cost per student for Year 1: $0.00
$ 1.00 Per-student per year (for online data entry, management, and reporting)
The DIBELS 6th Edition materials can be downloaded, free of charge, at: https://dibels.uoregon.edu. The materials consist of the manuals and test materials, directions for administration, test forms, technical manuals, and student protocols.
Use of the DIBELS Data System for the purpose of entering and managing data, as well as generating project, district, school, class, or student reports costs $1.00 per student per year.
Testers will require 1-4 hours of training. The examiners must at a minimum be a paraprofessional.
Training manuals and materials are available and have been field-tested. On-line training materials for administration and scoring of 6th edition will be available from https://dibels.uoregon.edu sometime during the 2013-14 school year. The pricing structure for these materials is to be determined.
Ongoing technical support is available from the DIBELS Data System at the University of Oregon, https://dibels.uoregon.edu (Phone: 1-888-497-4290, Email: email@example.com, Hours of operation: 6:00am to 5:30pm Pacific Time, Monday through Friday).
A list of DIBELS approved accommodations is available in the Administration and Scoring Guide.
Where to obtain: University of Oregon DIBELS Data System
Address: 5292 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403
The DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) is a standardized, individually administered test of a student's alphabetic principle skills, including letter-sound correspondence and of the ability to blend letters into words in which letters represent their most common sounds. NWF is designed for progress monitoring use with students in grades K-1.
The student is presented with randomly ordered Vowel-Consonant (e.g., ig, ot) and Consonant-Vowel - Consonant (e.g., sim, tob, lut) nonsense words on an 8.5”x11” sheet of paper and asked to verbally produce the individual letter sound of each letter or read the whole nonsense word. For example, if the stimulus word is “sig” the student could say, /s/ /i/ /g/ or say the word “sig” to obtain a total of three letter-sounds correct. The student is allowed one minute to produce as many letter-sounds as he/she can, and the final score is the number of letter-sounds produced correctly in one minute.
The tool provides information on student performance in English.
The administration of the test takes 2 minutes and should be administered one-on-one to individual students.
There are 26 test forms (20 are typically used for progress monitoring and the other six are typically used for benchmarking – twice in kindergarten, three times in first grade, and once in second grade).
Raw scores are calculated by adding the number of letter-sounds produced correctly in one minute. There is no cluster/composite score. Raw scores can be converted to percentiles by looking up the equivalent percentile in a tech report (Cummings, Otterstedt, Kennedy, Baker, and Kame’enui, 2011). Raw scores can be compared to the criterion-referenced benchmark scores that are also available from dibels.uoregon.edu.