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ERIC Number: ED098539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 18
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Reference Count: 0
History and Development of the Informal Reading Inventory.
Walter, Richard B.
An informal reading inventory (IRI) consists of graded passages of increasing difficulty and a series of comprehension questions for each grade level reading selection. The IRI is most often used to assist classroom teachers in the placement of children in groups for purposes of instruction. In this paper, the history of the IRI is presented and the problem of selecting performance criteria, validity and reliability, and the value of IRIs for determining the instructional level of pupils are discussed. Selected literature, supporting the contention that most teachers cannot be successful in using the IRI without training in construction, administration, and interpretation of such an instrument, concludes the paper. (TO)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: Unpublished study prepared at Kean College of New Jersey