Using DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency Progress Monitoring is a common question (if not THE most asked question) Angie, Dr. Child, receives from teachers and administration. This resource is full of professional development and all the resources you'll need to effectively progress monitor your students' ORF. We hope it clarifies all the misconceptions about DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency as well as allows teachers to use time wisely when assessing reading. We truly want to help teachers work "smarter and not harder"!
We have many predictors of good reading, one strong predictor is Oral Reading Fluency (ORF). We can use ORF norms to determine where our students should be in terms of speed and accuracy at a given point in time when they are reading grade level text. Download this file for more information.
We recommend DIBELS as a progress monitor because it is a Valid and Reliable measure and has been since 2001. Why?
1) It is fast,
2) Fluency is a great place to see most of the reading components very quickly put into action. I can see Phonics improve, fluency improve, discuss comprehension or get a quick measure with a retell, and even do a running record on the DIBELS progress monitor score sheet.
When you are progress monitoring your students, you can see if they are making adequate progress to meet their goals that are determined by their target lines (ambitious and expected). The progress monitoring data points should remain within the two target lines. Download our ORF resource for more information.
This product is everything a grade 1-5 teacher needs to Progress Monitor Oral Reading Fluency! We have included very thorough instructions and ready to go assessment charts for teachers. Although we have provided filled-in benchmark scores for DIBELS Next measures, we have included blank charts for those who have different measures. This is a great resource for any teacher progress monitoring Oral Reading Fluency!
In this download, we have included:
-Effective Fluency Instruction PD
-WPM Conversion Chart to text level
-Text Complexity Explanation
-Oral Reading Fluency PD
-DIBELS Progress Monitoring download instructions
-Growth Rate Calculation Instructions
-How to Progress Monitor ORF
-ORF Progress Monitoring Tracking
-Examples of Progress Monitoring