Downloadable Resources

Through our work in schools, we have focused on developing scalable practices and protocols that support teachers and school leaders in more effectively and efficiently improving outcomes for students. We’ve worked with K-2 teachers in classrooms to answer the question:

“What changes can we make that will result in an improvement?”  

That question has led us to learn more about the instructional system, how we use data, and the actions teachers can take to provide targeted instruction to students.  This page is intended to share concrete practices that were generated from the work of schools. These practices have been used to increase student achievement, consistency and reliability of instruction, and interventions to target student skill deficits and needs.

We will continue to add to this page over time, including more specific practices, protocols, and documents that can be used by teachers and leaders to improve student learning.  We are committed to improving the lives of children and believe that providing open access to this knowledge will be paramount to achieving that outcome.  

DIBELS Next to DIBELS 8th Edition Comparison Documents

To better understand the expectations for performance and shifts associated with the new DIBELS 8th Edition, we have created this comparison document to showcase the changes from one assessment to the other, including the adjusted measures and cut scores for Grades K-2.

DIBELS Comparison Document

DIBELS 8th Edition Cut Scores


Kindergarten Resources

Kindergarten Grouping Process and Documents

The documents below are specific to the Beginning of the school Year (BOY) and include both protocols for grouping students in a team meeting, as well as Instructional Profiles, Materials and Resources that can be used with each profile, and Recommendations for small group instruction (time and targeted instruction).  

Grouping Process BOY Kindergarten

Instructional Profiles BOY Kindergarten

Kindergarten Instructional Documents

The documents below were developed through work with teachers to provide additional structure to small group instructional time. Protocols are aligned to the student grouping structures from the beginning of the year (BOY) and reference materials as well as activities to accelerate learning.

Fundations Level K Intervention Protocol
To be used with Emergent Literacy groups

Fundations Level K Intervention Protocol
To be used with Phonemic Awareness and Basic Phonics groups

Kindergarten Sight Word and Decodable Documents

The documents below identify the specific words and texts that can be used to support instruction for students. Mastery of Sight Words and reading of Decodable texts are critical to achieving grade level proficiency standards.

Kindergarten Sight Word List

Kindergarten Decodable Book List

Kindergarten Decodable Text Protocol

1st Grade Resources

Grade 1 Grouping Process and Documents

The documents below are specific to the Beginning of the school Year (BOY) and include both protocols for grouping students in a team meeting, as well as Instructional Profiles, Materials and Resources that can be used with each profile, and Recommendations for small group instruction (time and targeted instruction).  

Grouping Process BOY Grade 1

Instructional Profiles BOY Grade 1

Grade 1 Instructional Documents

The documents below were developed through work with teachers to provide additional structure to small group instructional time. Protocols are aligned to the student grouping structures from the beginning of the year (BOY) and reference materials as well as activities to accelerate learning.

Fundations Level 1 Intervention Protocol
To be used with Phonemic Awareness and Basic Phonics groups

Fundations Level 1 Intervention Protocol
To be used with Basic Phonics and Blending groups

Grade 1 Sight Word and Decodable Documents

The documents below identify the specific words and texts that can be used to support instruction for students. Mastery of Sight Words and reading of Decodable texts are critical to achieving grade level proficiency standards.

Grade 1 Sight Word List

Grade 1 Decodable Text Protocol

2nd Grade Resources

Grade 2 Grouping Process and Documents

The documents below are specific to the Beginning of the school Year (BOY) and include both protocols for grouping students in a team meeting, as well as Instructional Profiles, Materials and Resources that can be used with each profile, and Recommendations for small group instruction (time and targeted instruction).  

Grouping Process BOY Grade 2

Instructional Profiles BOY Grade 2

Grade 2 Instructional Documents

The documents below were developed through work with teachers to provide additional structure to small group instructional time. Protocols are aligned to the student grouping structures from the beginning of the year (BOY) and reference materials as well as activities to accelerate learning.

Fundations Level 2 Intervention Protocol
To be used with Phonics, Blending, and Fluency groups

Fundations Level 2 Intervention Protocol
To be used with Advanced Decoding, Fluency, and Comprehension groups

Grade 2 Sight Word and Decodable Documents

The documents below identify the specific words and texts that can be used to support instruction for students. Mastery of Sight Words and reading of Decodable texts are critical to achieving grade level proficiency standards.

Grade 2 Sight Word List

Grade 2 Decodable Text Protocol