ERIC Number: ED249482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Informal Assessment in Reading: Group vs. Individual.
Shipman, Dorothy A.; Warncke, Edna W.
A study was conducted to determine whether informal group assessment instruments could be used effectively to provide the same type of reading achievement information as that secured from informal individual instruments. The researchers developed group instruments comparable to individual instruments, including a group reading inventory for grades 1 through 12, cloze inventory for the same grades, specific comprehension skills assessments, and specific study skills assessments. The Group Reading Inventory (GRI) and published Individual Reading Inventory (IRI) were administered to 312 students who were expected to have reading levels ranging from the preprimer level to grade 12. The results of the two inventories were then analyzed to determine the amount of correlation between the functional reading levels of each. There was a statistically significant correlation between the scores on the GRI and on the IRI. Findings suggest that since both kinds of inventories tend to diagnose comparable functional reading levels, the GRI is a valid alternative to the IRI for assessing reading levels, and at a considerable saving of class time. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading and Language Arts Educators' Conference (1st, Kansas City, MO, September 26-28, 1984).