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CUSD Assessments


DIBELS are a set of standardized, research-based measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from Kindergarten to Grade 5.  They are designed to be brief measures used to screen and regularly monitor the development of early literacy and reading skills.  DIBELS allows teachers to quickly identify students who may need supplemental intervention.  These measures are given to students three times a year (Beginning, Middle and End) and if necessary can be implemented more frequently to monitor a student's growth.


i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics for students in grades K-8 to assist teachers determine each student's needs, provide personalize instruction and learning materials, and monitor progress throughout the school year.  i-Ready assessments are formally administered to students three times a year.  At the Beginning of the school year, in Middle of the school year and at the End of the School year (Beginning, Middle and End).