ERIC Number: EJ709106
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-22
Reference Count: 2
What Stick Is Driving the Reading First Hoop?
Gordinier, Cynthia L.; Foster, Karen
Childhood Education, v81 n2 p94-O Win 2004
The Reading First Initiative supports the importance of classroom teachers' use of diagnostic tests that are "scientifically based." This article focuses on the new assessment known as DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. DIBELS is composed of the following subtests: phonological awareness (recognizing initial sounds and segmenting sounds within words), alphabetic principle (decoding nonsense words), and oral reading fluency (reading rate).
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Federal Legislation, Phonology, Reading Rate, Emergent Literacy, Diagnostic Tests, Reading Fluency, Oral Reading, Measures (Individuals), Reading Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; Washington
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001