Our Literacy/Numeracy Catalyst teacher is just about finished testing with the DIBELS and we will have some amazing data to compare to the beginning of last year.
So far we have looked at the Grade 3, 4, and 5's and the growth is awesome!! Last year at this time, we had 59% of those grades at frustration, this year, we have 41% at frustration. Last year we only had 22% at benchmark and this year we have 31% at benchmark. Last year we had 18% requiring intervention and this year 27% -we have more that have left frustration and are moving up to benchmark!
Not bad, considering it was only used as Tier II and we really didn't get going with both computer and Tier II until January. This year we have teachers using D.I.P in Tier 1 and Tier II will start in a couple of weeks. We are hoping for even better results this year.