Subject: World Languages
Grade Level(s): K – 6
Measures Growth: Yes
IDEL is the Spanish-language version of DIBELS, the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills. IDEL is not a direct translation of DIBELS; rather, it is a formative assessment of early literacy skills in Spanish based on the same evidence of how children learn to read in alphabetic languages. Like DIBELS, IDEL is designed as short (one minute) fluency measures used to regularly monitor the development of early literacy and early reading skills, and takes into account the linguistic structure of the Spanish language. IDEL is appropriate for use with children learning to read exclusively in Spanish, as well as in conjunction with DIBELS for dual-language programs in English and Spanish and for bilingual and transitioning students.
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