Grade One

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.

Nonsense Word Fluency

Phonics refers to the ability to learn the individual sounds in spoken language and map those sounds to specific written letters in the English language. Students who have strong phonics skills are able to connect individual sounds with letters and use those sounds to read words. Nonsense word fluency presents children with a consonant vowel consonant combination that is not a read word such as “mav.” Students are given one minute to read as many words as they can. Their final score is the number of correct letter sounds produced in one minute.   The following table represents the scores for students at each risk level for past four school years from 2012-2017:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk

2012-2013

Fall 59% 11% 30%
Winter 75% 12% 14%
Spring 67% 8% 24%

2013-2014

Fall 75% 12% 13%
Winter 82% 10% 7%
Spring 84% 10% 5%

2014-2015

Fall 72% 11% 18%
Winter 79% 6% 16%
Spring 83% 11% 6%

2015-2016

Fall 70% 11% 19%
Winter 80% 9% 11%
Spring 89% 8% 4%

2016-2017

Fall 67% 12% 21%
Winter 80% 7% 13%
Spring 81% 10% 9%

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 risk level for four school years from 2012-2017: 

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk

2012-2013

Winter 70% 11% 19%
Spring 67% 9% 24%

2013-2014

Winter 82% 7% 11%
Spring 81% 8% 11%

2014-2015

Winter 79% 7% 13%
Spring 82% 9% 10%

 

2015-2016

Winter 81% 7% 12%
Spring 85% 7% 8%

 

2016-2017

Winter 81% 7% 12%
Spring 84% 6% 10%