I am sure there are plenty of posts about DIBELS, but I was not able to find any. I am venting, but also looking for suggestions. We have our merit based pay contingent on DIBELS scores. We do not teach DIBELS, we teach FUNDATIONS to fidelity as directed by our superintendent. 14 out of 16 students are doing 100% in FUNDATIONS. However, this does not reflect in DIBELS scores. It shows that many have not progressed, or have even declined. The students were tested by inexperienced paraprofessionals. I am disappointed and will lose out on extra pay. I also plan on looking over Dibels and making sure that I am not missing something. I have 2 students that are having a hard time, which I expected. But this is complete nonsense (ha, no pun intended)! In addition, I teach in a demographic that has many reserved and timid students. I really do not think extra pay should be based upon Dibels, especially when they are tested by inexperienced, minimally educated and non-motivated strangers! I am thinking of asking the reading specialist to retest them. Any suggestions for helping Kindergarteners improve DIBEL scores for BENCHMARK 3? I have one more chance to show that they are doing really well! Thank you.