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DIBELS Benchmarking

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DIBELS Reading Fluency is one tool that can be used to track students’ reading progress in grades 1-6.Students read a passage, as an adult monitor counts the total number of words read and subtracts any errors to determine the number of “Words Correct per Minute.”To practice at home, select a book on the correct grade level.(Ex. A second grader in the 3rd month of school should use a 2.3 book or passage for DIBELS.A third grader in the 6th month of school should use a 3.6 book or passage.)Set a timer for 1 minute.As the student reads, you can make a tally mark on a separate sheet of paper for each word read incorrectly.At the end of 1 minute, mark where the student stopped.Count the total number of words read, and subtract the number of errors.Use the chart below to monitor your child’s reading progress at home. 

A drawing depicting DIBELs benchmarks including 1-5th grade