Early Reading Assessments. Cynthia Cafiero and Jeannine Contreras. Introduction. There are two types of assessments for Early Reading: CBM-Curriculum Based Measurement-DIBELS NR-Norm Referenced-Qualitative Reading Inventory-3. DIBELS. What is it?
CBM-Curriculum Based Measurement-DIBELS
NR-Norm Referenced-Qualitative Reading Inventory-3
• American Samoa
• New Mexico
DIBELSWho’s using it?There are currently 25 states and territories that have been awarded Reading First funds. Most have written DIBELS into their grants. These states are as follows:
Initial Sound Fluency and Phoneme Segmentation Fluency
Nonsense Word Fluency
Letter Naming Fluency and Oral Reading Fluency
Word Use Fluency
Retelling FluencyReading First & DIBELS
Price - $49.00
For $60.00 you can get a videotape
Can utilize certain parts of the assessment depending on your needs.
The authors are detailed in their explanation on the administration and scoring of the QRI.
Can monitor progress through high school.
The authors give scripts of what to say to the student prior to certain parts of the assessment.
Not curriculum based
May be time consuming, however, can be administered over several days.
Is an informal reading inventory.Pros/Cons
Articles written in Education Week www.edweek.org
Sopris West Educational Services www.sopriswest.com
NASP Publications www.nasponline.org
Homepage for DIBELS-Includes Technical Report www.dibels.uoregon.edu
Homepage of the Writers of DIBELS www.dynamicmeasurements.org
Books and articles written by Kenneth Goodman
Curriculum Based Measurement
Focuses on pre-reading skills that are needed to learn to read
Has major downfalls with regards to timing, techniques, reliability and validity.
Very quick and easy which teachers like but at the same time must be conducted 3 times a year.
In terms of special education, children that have IEPs that do not have curriculum based goals and objectives could NOT be tested.
You can find yourself teaching to a test vs. teaching content.
Is a norm-referenced assessment
Assesses children from pre-K to high school
NOT curriculum based
Informal reading inventoryDIBELS & QRI-3Summaries