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Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™, Fourth Edition
(DIAL™-4)

 

Overview: A global screener for assessing large groups of children quickly and efficiently.

Age Range: 2:6–5:11

Other Languages: Spanish

Completion Time: 30-45 Minutes

Scores/Interpretation: DIAL-4 provides standard deviation and percentile cutoff points by chronological age at two-month intervals for total and area scores—Motor, Concepts, Language, Self-Help, and Social Development. Percentile ranks and standard scores also are provided.

Scoring Options: In addition to regular manual scoring, online scoring and reporting for the DIAL-4 is now available through Q-global™.

Publication Date: 2011

 
 
 

Product Details

New features enhance screener’s ability to help predict academic success

As much as you’ve enjoyed using DIAL™-3 for quickly screening large groups of young children, the DIAL™-4 delivers even greater benefits! Updates offer early childhood professionals further advantages with time-saving testing, easier administration, and enhanced reliability.

Users & Applications

DIAL-4 is used by:

  • Preschool and kindergarten teachers
  • Early childhood specialists
  • Child development center personnel
  • Head Start program
  • Program administrators

Content & Administration

You administer the tool by presenting stimuli one at a time using a dial, manipulatives, and other materials. To give you comprehensive information, DIAL-4 provides scores for all five early childhood areas:

  • Motor area: Gross Motor items include catching, jumping, hopping, and skipping. Fine Motor items include building with blocks, cutting, copying shapes and letters, and writing, and a popular fingertouching task.
  • Language area: Items include answering simple personal questions (name, age, and sex), articulation, naming (expressive) or identifying (receptive) objects and actions, plus phonemic awareness tasks such as rhyming and “I Spy.”
  • Concepts area: Items include pointing to named body parts, naming or identifying colors, rote counting, counting blocks, identifying concepts in a triad of pictures, and sorting shapes. Includes an item that assesses automatic naming of objects, a skill that is associated with potential learning disabilities.
  • Self-help development: Looks at the child’s development of personal care skills related to dressing, eating, and grooming.
  • Social development: Looks at the child’s development of social skills with other children and parents, including rule compliance, sharing, self-control, and empathy.

Features & Benefits

  • New norms to support updated edition
  • Lowered floor from 3:0 to 2:6
  • New items to measure skills important for predicting academic success
  • Reformatted Handbooks and Record Form for easier administration and scoring
  • Simplified administration instructions and scoring rules to reduce errors
  • Teacher Questionnaire allowing for information from multiple sources

Materials

Training materials

  • Manual
  • Easy-to-follow Operator’s Handbooks
  • Lightweight, one-piece dials
  • Separate zippered bags for the area materials
  • Easy-to-use carrying bag
  • Teacher Questionnaire—Offers the opportunity for teacher feedback
  • Parent Questionnaire—Helps gather information about the child’s health history, background, and development of self-help and social skills
  • Report to Parents—Helps facilitate discussion with parents and caregivers about their child’s progress
  • Optional Parent-Child Activity Form—Suggests activities parents can use to help their child improve motor, language, concepts, self-help, and social skills

SpeedDIAL-4

Save even more time with a shortened version of DIAL-4. Speed DIAL is appropriate for quick screening in smaller settings such as departments of public health, pediatric offices, health fairs, homes, and classrooms

Scoring

Scoring & Reporting using Q-global

Accessible from any computer connected to the Internet, Q-global helps administrators quickly and efficiently:

  • Upload child information into the system via a csv file
  • Enter raw scores
  • Generate accurate reports for individual children or groups of children
  • Securely access assessment information

This scoring and reporting system is designed for entering raw scores from the paper based record form only. You will not be able to administer the DIAL-4 online using this program.

Two options for scoring and reporting the DIAL-4 are now available on Q-global.

The first option is to pay per-report. Customers who administer the DIAL-4 only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.

The second option is to select an "unlimited use" subscription, where one user of the DIAL-4 gets unlimited scoring and reporting for one, three, or five years depending on the selected term of the subscription. This may be a better option for customers who administer the DIAL-4 several times each year—and don't want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.

For additional information regarding setting up a Q-global account or ordering usages, as well as details around system requirements and security, please click here.

Sample Reports

DIAL-4 Sample Score Report (English)

DIAL-4 Sample Score Report (Spanish)

DIAL-4 Sample Group Report with Decision Ratings

DIAL-4 Sample Group Report with Percentiles

DIAL-4 Sample Group Report with Weighted Scores

Speed DIAL-4 Sample Report (English)

Speed DIAL-4 Sample Report (Spanish)

Resources

DIAL-4 Alignment Comparison (PDF - 25.63MB)

Training

Past Webinars

  • DIAL-4 Overview

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    This webinar will discuss the newly released DIAL-4. Changes from the last edition, and the key features and uses of the DIAL-4 and Speed DIAL-4 will be covered.

    Date: Mar 19, 2013

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  • DIAL-4 Overview

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD

    This webinar will discuss the newly released DIAL-4. Changes from the last edition, and the key features and uses of the DIAL-4 and Speed DIAL-4 will be covered.

    Date: Dec 04, 2012

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Pricing & Ordering


Q-global Unlimited-use Scoring Subscriptions Now Available!

Two pricing options are now available for scoring and reporting on Q-global. In addition to the current per-report price, there is now an unlimited-use scoring and reporting subscription available in one-, three-, and five-year terms. Both pricing options are listed in the pricing section below.

Important note: Each subscription is per user for the DIAL-4 only and will begin on the date of order processing unless otherwise requested.

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Order Components

 
Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting
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DIAL-4
 
 
  • Kits

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  • Reports (Usages)

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  • DIAL-4 Online Single Usage
    14787
    $1.05
     
  • DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, English
    14788
    $132.60
     
    50 Record Forms, 50 Cutting Cards, 50 Parent Questionnaires + 50 Usages
  • DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, English
    14785
    $109.15
     
    50 Record Forms and 50 Cutting Cards + 50 Usages
  • DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, Spanish
    14790
    $132.60
     
    50 Record Forms, 50 Cutting Cards, 50 Parent Questionnaires + 50 Usages
  • DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, Spanish
    14793
    $109.15
     
    50 Record Forms and 50 Cutting Cards + 50 Usages
  • DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, Spanish
    14795
    $80.60
     
    50 Record Forms + 50 Usages
 
Speed DIAL-4
 
 
  • Kits

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  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Speed DIAL-4 Online Single Usage
    14789
    $.45
     
  • Speed DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, English
    14786
    $65.00
     
    50 Record Forms + 50 Usages
  • Speed DIAL-4 Online Forms and Usages, Spanish
    14794
    $65.00
     
    50 Record Forms + 50 Usages
 
Unlimited-Use Scoring Subscriptions
 
 
  • Kits

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Reports (Usages)

    Price

    Qty

     
  • DIAL-4 Scoring 1-Year Subscription
    QG1DL4
    $35.00
     
  • DIAL-4 Scoring 3-Year Subscription
    QG3DL4
    $99.00
     
  • DIAL-4 Scoring 5-Year Subscription
    QG5DL4
    $149.00
     
 
 
Manual Scoring
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  • Kits

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  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • DIAL™-4 Record Forms and Cutting Cards
    14773
    $56.40
     
    Record Forms (50), Cutting Cards (50)
 
DIAL-4
 
 
  • Kits

    Price

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  • DIAL™-4 Complete Kit
    14753
    $649.00
     
    Includes Manual, Record Forms (English) (50), Record Form (Spanish) (1), Cutting Cards (50), Parent Questionnaires (English) (50), Teacher Questionnaires (English) (25), manipulatives, dials, Operator’s Handbooks in English and Spanish for Motor, Concepts, and Language Areas plus the Speed DIAL, Training Packet, and Training DVD
    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
  • Manuals

    Price

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  • DIAL-4 Examiner's Manual
    14761
    $105.60
     
  • DIAL-4 Operator's Handbook - Motor
    14700
    $21.20
     
  • DIAL-4 Operator's Handbook - Concepts
    14701
    $21.20
     
  • DIAL-4 Operator's Handbook - Language
    14702
    $21.20
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • DIAL™-4 Administration Forms
    14772
    $89.80
     
    Includes: Record Forms (50), Cutting Cards (50), and Parent Questionnaires (50)
  • DIAL™-4 Record Forms
    14709
    $36.95
     
    Pkg of 50
  • DIAL™-4 Teacher Questionnaires
    14707
    $18.50
     
    Pkg of 25
  • DIAL™-4 Parent Questionnaires
    14705
    $37.00
     
    Pkg of 50
  • DIAL™-4 Spanish Administration Forms
    14779
    $89.80
     
    Includes: Record Forms (50), Cutting Cards (50), and Parent Questionnaires (50)
  • DIAL™-4 Spanish Record Forms
    14711
    $37.00
     
    Pkg of 50
  • DIAL™-4 Spanish Forms
    14780
    $65.80
     
    Record Forms (50), Cutting Cards (50)
  • DIAL™-4 Spanish Parent Questionnaires
    14706
    $37.00
     
    Pkg of 50
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • DIAL™-4 Parent/Child Activity Form
    14765
    $37.00
     
    Pkg of 50
  • DIAL™-4 Spanish Parent/Child Activity Forms
    14775
    $37.00
     
    Pkg of 50
  • DIAL™-4 Training DVD
    14774
    $112.50
     
  • Replacement Parts

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  • DIAL-4 Language Articulation (English)
    14717
    $47.45
     
  • DIAL-4 Alphabet Soup Card
    14721
    $11.90
     
  • DIAL-4 Train Packet
    14766
    $79.50
     
  • DIAL-4 Comp Bag (Black)
    14767
    $84.45
     
  • DIAL-4 Ladybug Bean Bag
    14723
    $15.80
     
  • DIAL-4 Measuring Tape
    14724
    $5.00
     
  • DIAL-4 Motor Copying
    14714
    $47.45
     
  • DIAL-4 Motor Area Bag (Red)
    14768
    $52.80
     
  • DIAL-4 Spy Picture Card
    14719
    $20.75
     
  • DIAL-4 Language-Object/Actions
    14715
    $47.45
     
  • Speed DIAL-4 Bag (Blue)
    14776
    $62.45
     
  • DIAL-4 Mirror (5X7)
    14727
    $18.00
     
  • DIAL-4 Language Area Bag (Purple)
    14770
    $52.55
     
  • DIAL-4 Rapid Object Naming Card
    14720
    $14.50
     
  • DIAL-4 Flower Wall Target
    14725
    $11.90
     
  • DIAL-4 Concepts
    14716
    $47.50
     
  • DIAL-4 30-Second Timer
    14726
    $20.40
     
  • DIAL-4 Language Articulation (Spanish)
    14718
    $47.45
     
  • DIAL-4 Concepts Area Bag (Green)
    14769
    $52.80
     
  • DIAL-4 Cutting Card and Score Overlay
    14722
    $20.75
     
    Pkg of 50
 
Speed DIAL-4
 
 
  • Kits

    Price

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  • Speed DIAL-4 Kit
    14771
    $289.70
     
    English/Spanish
    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
  • Manuals

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Speed DIAL-4 Operator's Handbook
    14762
    $21.20
     
  • Administration Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Speed DIAL-4 Record Forms
    14763
    $47.45
     
    Pkg of 50
  • Speed DIAL-4 Record Forms (Spanish)
    14764
    $47.45
     
    Pkg of 50
  • Additional Materials

    Price

    Qty

     
  • Speed DIAL-4 Bag (Blue)
    14776
    $62.45
     
 
 
 
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