Grade Four

Students in grades K-5 are assessed using DIBELS Next, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next. DIBELS Next assesses the skills that are necessary for learning to read including phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, fluency, and comprehension. The assessments are given in the fall, winter, and spring.

Oral Reading Fluency

Reading fluency refers to your child’s ability to read text accurately and automatically so that students can understand what they are reading. On the DORF, students are asked to read a passage for one minute. The amount of words read correctly in one minute is recorded as the child’s score.

The following table represents the scores for students at each level on DORF for the past four school years:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk

2012-2013

Fall 78% 10% 12%
Winter 82% 6% 11%
Spring 82% 9% 8%

2013-2014

Fall 78% 13% 8%
Winter 80% 12% 8%
Spring 82% 11% 7%

2014-2015

Fall 71% 11% 18%
Winter 75% 11% 14%
Spring 78% 8% 14%

2015-2016

Fall 72% 14% 15%
Winter 76% 11% 13%
Spring 79% 19% 13%

2016-2017

Fall 76.8% 9.2% 14%
Winter 80.6% 9.2% 10.2%
Spring 81% 6% 13%

 

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension refers to your child’s ability to understand what he or she reads. It is the ultimate goal of reading instruction. DIBELS Next measures reading comprehension using the subtests of DAZE.  Students are given 3 minutes to read a passage that has blanks with choices. Students select the appropriate choice for the blanks that make sense in the selection.

The following table represents the scores for students at each level on DAZE for the past four school years:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk

2012-2013

Fall 63% 23% 14%
Winter 72% 12% 16%
Spring 83% 12% 4%

2013-2014

Fall 77% 15% 8%
Winter 84% 8% 8%
Spring 83% 10% 7%

2014-2015

Fall 63% 22% 15%
Winter 65% 20% 14%
Spring 65% 19% 16%

2015-2016

Fall 68% 19% 13%
Winter 74% 10% 16%
Spring 76% 12% 9%

2016-2017

Fall 71.8% 18.4% 9.8%
Winter 79.8% 12.8% 7.4%
Spring 79% 8% 13%