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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 traing 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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) is a standardized, individually administered test of accuracy and reading fluency with connected text for students in Grades 1 through 5. It is a standardized set of passages and administration procedures designed to identify children who may need additional instructional support, and monitor progress toward instructional goals.
Student performance is measured by having students read a passage aloud for one minute. Words omitted, substituted, and hesitations of more than three seconds are scored as errors. Words self-corrected within three seconds are scored as accurate. The number of correct words per minute from the passages is the oral reading fluency rate.
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 for Grade 1 (20 are typically used for progress monitoring, the other six are typically used for benchmarking) and 29 for all other grades (each grade has 20 passages that are typically used for progress monitoring and nine passages that are typically used for benchmarking).
The raw score consists of the number of words read minus the number of errors for a total of words read 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- and norm-referenced benchmark scores that are also available from dibels.uoregon.edu.