Lincoln Literacy Data

Lincoln ELA Data:

Students in grades K-5 are assessed using DIBELS Next, Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next. DIBELS Next assesses five skills that are necessary for learning to read. Children who learn these skills become good readers. The skills are:

  • Phonemic Awareness: Hearing and using sounds in spoken words
  • Alphabetic Principle: Knowing the sounds of the letters and sounding out written words
  • Accurate and Fluent Reading: Reading stories and other materials easily and quickly with few mistakes
  • Vocabulary: Understanding and using a variety of words
  • Comprehension: Understanding what is spoken or read

DIBELS consists of seven short individual tests, called subtests. Each DIBELS subtest focuses on a different skill and takes 1 minute to complete. Your child may be given two to five of the DIBELS subtests depending on his or her grade level. Each subtest provides specific benchmarks students must achieve. A score falling at the low risk level indicates the child is on track for success in reading at their grade level. Students scoring at some risk have scores that fall in the mid-range and are in need of some supports to meet grade level goals. At risk scores indicates that additional interventions are needed in order for the student to meet the end of year reading goals.

Fluency

Reading fluency refers to your child’s ability to read text accurately and automatically so that your child can understand what they are reading. On the DORF, the DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency assessment, students are asked to read a passage for one minute. The amount of words read correctly in one minute is recorded as the child’s score. The following table compares the number of students scoring low risk, some risk and at risk on based upon the benchmarks for the oral reading fluency at the end of the noted school year:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
Grade 1
2014-2015 73% 10% 17%
2015-2016 82% 10% 7%
2016-2017 69% 8% 7%
Grade 2
2014-2015 80% 11% 9%
2015-2016 82% 9% 9%
2016-2017 55% 7% 5%
Grade 3
2014-2015 65% 10% 25%
2015-2016 70% 15% 15%
2016-2017 83% 9% 8%
Grade 4
2014-2015 64% 11% 25%
2015-2016 68% 8% 24%
2016-2017 63% 10% 27%
Grade 5
2014-2015 74% 17% 9%
2015-2016 76% 13% 11%
2016-2017 76% 3% 21%

Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension refers to your child’s ability to understand what he or she reads. It is the ultimate goal of reading instruction. DIBELS Next measures reading comprehension in grades 3-5 using the subtests of DAZE, the DIBELS maze comprehension task. Students are given 3 minutes to read a passage that has blanks with three choices. Students select the appropriate choice for the blanks that make sense in the selection.

The following table compares the number of students scoring low risk, some risk and at risk based upon the benchmarks for DAZE in the spring of the noted school year:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
Grade 3
2014-2015 62% 19% 19%
2015-2016 72% 18% 10%
2016-2017 81% 10% 9%
Grade 4
2014-2015 59% 16% 25%
2015-2016 63% 10% 27%
2016-2017 64% 14% 9%
Grade 5
2014-2015 64% 13% 23%
2015-2016 74% 11% 15%
2016-2017 74% 3% 23%

Phonics

Phonics refers to the ability to learn the individual sounds in spoken language and map those sounds to specific written letters in the English language. Students who have strong phonics skills are able to connect individual sounds with letters and use those sounds to read words. The Nonsense Word Fluency subtest, given to students in grades K-2, presents children with a consonant vowel consonant combination that is not a read word such as “mav.” Students are given one minute to read as many words as they can. Their final score is the number of correct letter sounds produced in one minute.

The following table compares the number of students scoring low risk, some risk and at risk based upon the benchmarks for Nonsense Words Fluency in the spring of the noted school year:

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
Kindergarten
2014-2015 100% 0 0
2015-2016 72% 13% 15%
2016-2017 53% 14% %
First Grade
2014-2015 76% 10% 14%
2015-2016 87% 10% 3%
2016-2017 69% 7% 8%

 

 

Kindergarten- Letter Naming Fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 55% 18% 27%
Winter 66% 19% 14%
Spring 73% 19% 8%
2015-2016
Fall 47% 18% 35%
Winter 61% 19% 20%
Spring 69% 19% 12%
2016-2017
Fall 40% 8% 30%
Winter 36% 23% 18%
Spring 60% 18% 22%

K – First Sound Fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 53% 24% 23%
Winter 74% 11% 15%
2015-2016
Fall 40% 24% 36%
Winter 66% 23% 11%
2016-2017
Fall 40% 19% 41%
Winter 55% 18% 27%

K – Nonsense Word Fluency-Correct Letter Sounds

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Winter 69% 23% 8%
Spring 100% 0 0
2015-2016
Winter 58% 24% 18%
Spring 72% 13% 15%
2016-2017
Winter 55% 18% 27%
Spring 53% 14% 33%

 

First Grade – Nonsense Word Fluency – Correct Letter Sounds

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 61% 16% 23%
Winter 66% 9% 26%
Spring 76% 10% 14%
2015-2016
Fall 62% 15% 23%
Winter 74% 11% 15%
Spring 87% 10% 3%
2016-2017
Fall 74% 8% 18%
Winter 78% 5% 17%
Spring 82% 8% 10%

1st – DORF – fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Winter 69% 7% 24%
Spring 73% 10% 17%
2015-2016
Winter 77% 8% 15%
Spring 82% 10% 7%
2016-2017
Winter 75% 9% 16%
Spring 82% 10% 8%

2nd Grade- DORF –  fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 58% 19% 23%
Winter 73% 7% 19%
Spring 80% 11% 9%
2015-2016
Fall 62% 13% 25%
Winter 70% 14% 16%
Spring 82% 9% 9%
2016-2017
Fall 64% 11% 25%
Winter 70% 14% 16%
Spring 82% 10% 8%

Third Grade- DORF – reading fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 60% 10% 30%
Winter 70% 0% 30%
Spring 65% 10% 25%
2015-2016
Fall 68% 9% 23%
Winter 68% 13% 19%
Spring 70% 15% 15%
2016-2017
Fall 71% 12% 17%
Winter 78% 8% 14%
Spring 83% 9% 6%

3rd Grade- DAZE – Reading Comprehension

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 57% 20% 37%
Winter 59% 21% 20%
Spring 62% 18% 19%
2015-2016
Fall 44% 22% 34%
Winter 71% 19% 10%
Spring 72% 18% 10%
2016-2017
Fall 68% 20% 12%
Winter 72% 14% 14%
Spring 81% 10% 9%

Fourth Grade- DORF- Reading Fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 52% 17% 31%
Winter 69% 11% 20%
Spring 64% 11% 25%
2015-2016
Fall 65% 15% 20%
Winter 64% 16% 20%
Spring 68% 8% 24%
2016-2017
Fall 68% 18% 14%
Winter 61% 19% 20%
Spring 63% 10% 27%

4th Grade- DAZE – Reading Comprehension

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 50% 26% 24%
Winter 50% 26% 24%
Spring 59% 16% 25%
2015-2016
Fall 65% 15% 20%
Winter 61% 13% 26%
Spring 63% 10% 27%
2016-2017
Fall 69% 21% 10%
Winter 67% 19% 14%
Spring 64% 14% 22%

Fifth Grade- DORF – Reading Fluency

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 68% 19% 14%
Winter 79% 11% 11%
Spring 74% 17% 9%
2015-2016
Fall 53% 17% 30%
Winter 75% 11% 14%
Spring 76% 13% 11%
2016-2017
Fall 66% 10% 24%
Winter 71% 6% 23%
Spring 76% 3% 21%

5th Grade – DAZE- Reading Comprehension

Low Risk Some Risk At Risk
2014-2015
Fall 68% 32% 0%
Winter 45% 25% 29%
Spring 64% 13% 23%
2015-2016
Fall 63% 12% 25%
Winter 63% 16% 21%
Spring 74% 11% 15%
2016-2017
Fall 73% 15% 12%
Winter 62% 17% 21%
Spring 74% 3% 23%