ERIC Number: ED096619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Manual for Administering, Scoring, and Using the Basic Reading Inventory (Revised and Enlarged).
Johns, Jerry L.
This paper describes the Basic Reading Inventory, an individually administered informal reading test composed of a series of word lists and graded paragraphs which the child reads aloud to the teacher. Comprehension questions follow the reading of each paragraph. The contents include: "Preface"; "Description of the Basic Reading Inventory"; "Purposes of the Basic Reading Inventory"; "Testing Materials," which discusses the manual, performance booklets, test cards for word recognition, and test cards for the graded paragraphs; "Administering and Scoring the Basic Reading Inventory," which looks at establishing rapport and administering the word recognition test and graded paragraphs; "Determining Reading Levels," which discusses the independent, instructional, and frustration reading levels, determining reading levels from the word recognition test, and determining reading levels from the word recognition score in context; "Assimilating the Results for the Basic Reading Inventory"; and "Using the Basic Reading Inventory to Enhance Instruction," which examines ways of determining strengths and weaknesses in word attack and comprehension and analyzing miscues and developing strategy lessons. (Appendixes include the three forms of the Basic Reading Inventory, Aids for Analyzing Results, Strategies for Common Reading Miscues, Readability Ratings, and Sources for Further Learning.) (WR)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Basic Reading Inventory