Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (IDEL)
What is IDEL?
The Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (IDEL) are a set of research-based procedures and measures for assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from kindergarten through third grade for students learning to read in Spanish. IDEL is similar to DIBELS, which measures early literacy skills in English.
Who takes it?
Students in Dual Language Immersion programs in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade and 3rd grade take IDEL. In 3rd grade, students take both IDEL and DIBELS.
What does it measure?
IDEL measures early literacy skills in Spanish based on the five "Big Ideas in Beginning Reading." You can learn about how teachers are using these five ideas by visiting the Instruction, Curriculum, and Assessment page.
When is it administered?
IDEL is a paper-based test administered one-on-one. The test takes about 5-10 minutes per student including transitions.
How is it administered?
- IDEL is a paper-based test
- The test takes about 1-3 minutes per student and 10-15 minutes per student including transitions.
- In grade 3, students take both DIBELS and IDEL
How are the results used?
Teachers can use IDEL scores to
- Personalize learning to match students' early literacy needs
- Identify students who need additional support for early reading skills
- Recognize students who are making progress
IDEL is used as a formative assessment so that teachers can adjust their teaching throughout the school year.
Who requires it?
This is a district required test emerging bilingual/Spanish dual language immersion students.
What if I want to know more about this assessment?
Please view the IDEL website for educators, which includes more detailed information about what IDEL measures
I'm a parent/guardian. Who do I contact with questions about this assessment?
Contact Testing Help for questions about IDEL.