Using DIBELS 8th Edition Zones of Growth For Instructional Decision Making in a MTSS Framework


Session Dates

Wednesday September 09, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM - Webinar

This workshop will inform users about the DIBELS 8th Edition Zones of Growth Goal-Setting tool and how it can be used to set goals and monitor progress for individual students and groups of students within multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS). Participants will learn about the importance of setting reasonable yet ambitious goals and best practices for setting these goals. Participants will learn about key updates to DIBELS 8th Edition that aid in the goal-setting and progress monitoring process. Participants will also learn how to use the Zones of Growth tool to set goals, monitor progress, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction for individual students and groups of students.


Participants will be able to:

  • Explain how progress monitoring and goal-setting are essential to data-based decision making within MTSS.
  • Identify key updates to DIBELS 8 intended to support with instructional decision-making.
  • List the essential components of DIBELS 8 Zones of Growth for setting goals, monitoring progress, and evaluating the effectiveness of instruction.
  • Describe how DIBELS 8 Zones of Growth can be applied to instructional decision-making within MTSS

Target Audience

DIBELS 8th Ed Users, Regular Educators, Special Educators, Admin (General and Special ed), Reading Specialists, School Psychs, IU TaCs
Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or

Event Info

Event Type:


Credit Type:

Act 48 Clock Hour
No credit


Marissa Pilger Suhr M.S.

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Karen Brady