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ERIC Number: ED032199
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May-1
Pages: 4
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Problems in Identifying Reading Levels with Informal Reading Inventories.
Lowell, Robert E.
Several factors which often invalidate the obtaining of independent, instruction, and frustration reading levels with informal reading inventories are discussed. The classroom teacher's inability to note and evaluate errors in performance was noted in research studies by Kender, Millsop, Ladd, and others. The oral reading at sight which is typically required in the informal inventory is indicated as conflicting with suggested curricular practice for reading instruction. The errors on four rereadings for an 11-year-old boy are tabulated and show a dramatic improvement on rate and accuracy, as would be expected. Such factors as the individual's interest in the content and desire to read are discussed. Using standardized individual or group tests of reading performance is suggested for initial grouping and for the assignment of materials to pupils. (CM)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.