Kurtis Hewson and Lorna Adrian                                                                  March 5, 2012 DIBELS One P...
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DIBELS: One Piece of the Puzzle (handout)

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Handout for Horizon School Division AISI PD Day presentation. More resources, templates and related blog postings at www.jigsawlearningca.wordpress.com

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DIBELS: One Piece of the Puzzle (handout)

  1. 1. Kurtis Hewson and Lorna Adrian March 5, 2012 DIBELS One Piece of the Puzzle Assessment is one component of a Collaborative Response Model, a school-wide framework to identify and meet the individual needs of studentsEffective When… • Part of a responsive school-wide model that includes collaboration and Literacy Assessment interventions Profile • Flag students for conversation • Focus on trends, not scores DIBELS • Focused on student growth • Benchmark (3x a year) • Indicate students for further investigation • Progress Monitoring • One assessment within a student profile GRADEIneffective When… • Annual common assessment • Inform student transition, • Used as the sole or primary measure of student reading achievement instruction • Progress monitoring for all students • Summative (reporting to parents) Teacher Assessments • Focus on scores, not trends • Relation to learner outcomes • Drives instruction (fluency is more than words per minute) • Further diagnostic evaluation • Used as sole evidence to evaluate reading programs • Determine teacher effectiveness Other • Library circulation • Home reading surveyWhat We Learned • Reading attitudes survey • Focus on purpose – Indicators • Utilize with a pilot grade when starting • Determine passages for progress monitoring • Administer using an assessment team • Assessment schedule determined annually • For use by staff • Kept student focus at the forefront jigsawlearning@shaw.ca Twitter - @jigsaw_learning http://jigsawlearningca.wordpress.com

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