Dear Parent or Guardian:

We are excited to welcome your child to our school district this fall. As part of getting to know your child we will do activities, read stories and complete assessments. These assessments are designed to better understand what your child knows and how they learn. One of the assessments we will complete is the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). This assessment is designed to measure early literacy development. New Hampshire law RSA 200:59 requires us to complete an assessment for this purpose prior to November 30th. The DIBELS assessment will take approximately 10 minutes to administer and will be completed between October 1st and November 30th.

If you would like more information about this law and its requirements, please visit the link below: https://www.education.nh.gov/instruction/dyslexia/index.htm

When the assessments are completed we will share the results with you. Students whose results indicate weaknesses in early literacy skills will receive additional support in these areas. Please feel free to contact your child's teacher if you have any concerns or questions relative to your child's progress.

DIBELS Parent Letter.pdf