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ERIC Number: EJ979781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)" by Kamii and Manning
Adams, Gary; Cathers, Steve; Swezey, James; Haskins, Tara
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v26 n4 p427-434 2012
This article is a response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): A Tool for Evaluating Student Learning?" by Kamii and Manning (2005). The intent of their study was to evaluate how DIBELS and a writing test predict reading achievement, which was measured by scores on the Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) as well as by a writing task. Approximately 200 students from two geographically discrepant schools were included in this study. The authors concluded that their test was a superior predictor of reading achievement. A few of the authors' many criticisms of their study is that there were insufficient descriptions of their sample and their test administration procedures. Also, their study lacked fidelity of implementation checks. Their results actually showed that the DIBELS score distribution was in the normal range, but that was not true of their writing task. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Grade 1; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)