The Truth About Dibels: What It Is-what It Does

Paperback | October 30, 2006

byKenneth S Goodman

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In The Truth About DIBELS you’ll find out why teachers, administrators, and reading researchers nationwide are emphatically resisting the insidious influence of DIBELS. Well-known education writers–including P. David Pearson, Robert Tierney, Sandra Wilde, and Maryann Manning–tell you how DIBELS hurts students and teachers and why impairs learning and teaching

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In The Truth About DIBELS you’ll find out why teachers, administrators, and reading researchers nationwide are emphatically resisting the insidious influence of DIBELS. Well-known education writers–including P. David Pearson, Robert Tierney, Sandra Wilde, and Maryann Manning–tell you how DIBELS hurts students and teachers and why impai...

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In The Truth About DIBELS you’ll find out why teachers, administrators, and reading researchers nationwide are emphatically resisting the insidious influence of DIBELS. Well-known education writers–including P. David Pearson, Robert Tierney, Sandra Wilde, and Maryann Manning–tell you how DIBELS hurts students and teachers and why impai...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.25 inPublished:October 30, 2006Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0325010501

ISBN - 13:9780325010502

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Table of Contents

    Foreword by P. David Pearson
    Prologue: DIBELS: One Family’s Journey, Lisa Laser
    A Critical Review of DIBELS, Ken Goodman
    What’s "Normal" About Real Reading?, Alan Flurkey
    Is DIBELS Leading Us Down the Wrong Path?, Robert J. Tierney and Catherine Thome
    How DIBELS Failed Alabama: A Research Report, Susan Seay
    But Isn’t DIBELS Scientifically Based?, Sandra Wilde
    DIBELS: Not Justifiable, Maryann Manning, Constance Kamii, and Tsuguhiko Kato
    Appendix: A Brief Summary of Each Sub-Test in DIBELS
    Notes on Contributors
    References

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Dibels is the worst thing to happen to the teaching of reading since the development of flash cards. -- P. David Pearson