Amplify acquired the DIBELS Data System (DDS) from the University of Oregon. Welcome to Amplify!
1. How will our use of the DIBELS® Data System be affected?
UO and Amplify are working closely together to continue providing a high level of service and to ensure your service remains uninterrupted. All active DDS accounts will remain active and in their current state, including all data from past years. You will continue to access and use the account just as you have all year. In addition, many of the staff you’ve worked with at DDS will be employed by Amplify to ensure a seamless transition.
2. Who is Amplify?
A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and formative assessment. Amplify is uniquely positioned to support you, having been a digital provider of DIBELS for more than 15 years and serving more than 5 million students across the country at scale. You can learn more about Amplify on the Amplify website.
3. Why did the University of Oregon decide to transfer the DDS to Amplify?
The University of Oregon has been partnering with Amplify on DIBELS 8th Edition since 2019. Moving the DDS under Amplify’s operations is a natural extension of our partnership to launch DIBELS 8th Edition, and transferring the delivery of reporting to Amplify leverages the strong online operations and resources necessary to provide long-term DIBELS support.
4. Who owns DIBELS?
The University of Oregon’s Center for Teaching and Learning maintains ownership of the DIBELS assessments and is committed to continuing to research and develop high-quality tools for universal and dyslexia screening.
5. Is the website address changing, and do we need new usernames?
The website address will stay the same (dibels.uoregon.edu) for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year (through June 2021). You will log in to the same site with the same username and password that you currently use.
6. Are the DIBELS materials still available for free download?
Yes, you may continue to download DIBELS and IDEL materials from the University of Oregon website at: https://dibels.uoregon.edu/assessment/index/material/
7. Will this change what we pay for use of the DDS system this year?
No, the cost of service for 2020-2021 is not affected by this change. If you have a multi-year account, your credit will carry over to Amplify.
8. How will we be invoiced this year?
DIBELS and IDEL usage for this school year will be invoiced by Amplify. Your invoice will include instructions to update payee and address information and should be expected in March.
If you are using easyCBM, you will receive an invoice from the University of Oregon for easyCBM usage in February.
9. Will our access to online DIBELS courses from UO change? Can I purchase new course access?
Active course users will see no change to their course access through the end of May. You can continue to purchase courses using the ‘Place Order’ form at: https://dibels.uoregon.edu/training/
10. Can we continue to use DDS in 2021-2022?
Yes, and we hope you do! Changes will be made to available products though, so read each description below:
DIBELS: DIBELS 8th Edition, DIBELS Next, DIBELS 6th Edition, and IDEL will all continue to be available through DDS in 2021-2022.
HiFi Reading: HiFi Reading for DIBELS 6th Edition will continue through June 2021 for accounts that currently use it, but it will not be available in 2021-2022. If you are interested in a digital version of DIBELS, Amplify offers DIBELS 8th Edition through mCLASS. Learn more about mCLASS with DIBELS 8th Edition on Amplify’s website.
easyCBM: The easyCBM Math and easyCBM Reading assessments will continue through June 2021 for accounts that currently use these products, but they will not be available through DDS in 2021-2022. Amplify offers alternate math and reading assessments. Learn more on Amplify’s website.
11. Will the cost of DDS increase next year?
No. Both DDS-D8 and DDS-Standard service will continue to be $1 per student in 2021-2022.
12. How can we obtain a price quote for 2021-2022?
Please contact our team at email@example.com or (888) 497-4290.
13. Will we be able to purchase printed materials for the 2021-2022 school year?
Yes, they will be available for order from Amplify in Spring 2021.
14. Who can we talk with if we have additional questions?
The phone number and email address you use to contact DDS support will remain the same for the remainder of the school year (through June 2021).
For support, please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or (888) 497-4290. We’re here to support you!