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Amplify: The basic pricing plan is an annual per student license of $14.90. For users already using an mCLASS assessment product, the cost per student to add mCLASS:DIBELS Next is $6 per student.
Sopris: There are three purchasing options for implementing Progress Monitoring materials in Year 1:
1) Progress Monitoring via Online Test Administration and Scoring
2) Progress Monitoring materials as part of the purchase of Classroom Sets, which also include Benchmark materials and DIBELS Next Survey
3) Individual Progress Monitoring materials.
DIBELS Next Classroom Sets contain everything needed for one person to conduct the Benchmark Assessment for 25 students and the Progress Monitoring Assessment for up to five students. These easy-to-implement kits simplify the distribution and organization of DIBELS Next materials.
DMG: Materials may be downloaded at no cost from DMG at http://dibels.org/next. Minimal reproduction costs associated with printing.
Testers will require 4-8 hours of training. Examiners must at a minimum be a paraprofessional.
Training manuals and materials are field tested and are included in the cost of the tool.
Amplify’s Customer Care Center offers complete user-level support from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday. Customers may contact a customer support representative via telephone, e-mail, or electronically through the mCLASS website. Additionally, customers have self-service access to instructions, documents, and frequently asked questions on our Website. The research staff and product teams are available to answer questions about the content within the assessments.
DIBELS Next is an assessment instrument well-suited for use with capturing the developing reading skills of special education students learning to read, with a few exceptions: a) students who are deaf; b) students who have fluency-based speech disabilities, e.g., stuttering, oral apraxia; c) students who are learning to read in a language other than English or Spanish; d) students with severe disabilities. Use of DIBELS Next is appropriate for all other students, including those in special education for whom reading connected text is an IEP goal. For students receiving special education, it may be necessary to adjust goals and timelines. Approved accommodations are available in the administration manual.
Where to obtain:
Amplify Education, Inc.
DIBELS Next measures are brief, powerful indicators of foundational early literacy skills that: are quick to administer and score; serve as universal screening (or benchmark assessment) and progress monitoring; identify students in need of intervention support; evaluate the effectiveness of interventions; and support the RtI/Multi-tiered model. DIBELS Next comprises six measures: First Sound Fluency (FSF), Letter Naming Fluency (LNF), Phoneme Segmentation Fluency (PSF), Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF), DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency (DORF), and Daze.
Nonsense Word Fluency (NWF) is a brief, direct measure of the alphabetic principle and basic phonics. It assesses knowledge of basic letter-sound correspondences and the ability to blend letter sounds into consonant- vowel-consonant (CVC) and vowel-consonant (VC) words. The test items used for NWF are phonetically regular make-believe (nonsense or pseudo) words.
Administration of the test takes 1 minute and should be administered in an individual setting.
There are 20 alternate forms per measure.
Raw scores and developmental benchmarks are available. Raw scores, cut points, and benchmark goals are all grade-specific but are not strictly based on grade norms.