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Dyslexia Screening and DIBELS 8th Edition

Given their testing efficiency and ease of administration, CBM assessments such as the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS 8; University of Oregon, 2018) are well-suited to meet the logistical challenges of universal screening for dyslexia, and can additionally function as progress monitoring measures for at-risk students. DIBELS is backed by more than 20 years of research and development and is designed to identify and progress monitor students at-risk for future reading difficulties. To help schools meet these new dyslexia screening requirements, DIBELS 8th Edition includes updated measures that are better aligned to common dyslexia screening areas, such as rapid automatized naming, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, and word reading ability.