Become a DIBELS Next Mentor

by Ben Berry | Mar 30, 2016
The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) are a set of procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through sixth grade. DIBELS Next Mentors can train others on the DIBELS Next Essential, Transition, and Data Interpretation workshops. CAIU is hosting a two-day workshop designed for teachers, reading specialists, educational consultants, interventionists, administrators, school psychologists, and reading teachers interested in becoming mentors.

Day one will include the DIBELS Next Data Interpretation Workshop and offer advanced training to participants in the use of an outcomes-driven model. Topics will include using data to match students to resources, group students for instruction, select materials for progress monitoring, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.

Day two will include the DIBELS Next Mentoring Workshop which will support participants to deliver training on DIBELS Next administration and scoring. After completion of this two-day workshop, participants will receive DIBELS Next Mentor certification status and receive presentation materials necessary for training and providing leadership feedback to other DIBELS assessors.

Requirements/prerequisite: Participants must have previously attended DIBELS Next Essentials training and should bring their DIBELS Next Essentials book. Both days of attendance are required to receive DIBELS Next Mentor certification. Participants should also bring a stopwatch/timer to the workshop.

When: June 15 and 16, 2016 (both dates required)

Where: CAIU, 55 Miller St., Summerdale, PA 17025 (Meadow/Keystone Room)

Cost: $139, includes lunch

Registration: Space is limited, register by May 31

Contact Ami Healy with questions regarding the workshop or requirements at and Lori Rogers with questions about registration at .