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ERIC Number: ED536236
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 309
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ITRI Informational Text Reading Inventory: Grade 4 Teacher Guide
Indiana Department of Education
The Informational Text Reading Inventory (ITRI) was created when the Center for Innovation in Assessment (CIA) observed that students in grade four experience a significant drop in performance in all of their subject areas. CIA researched solutions and identified the critical issue as the students' struggle to apply the reading skills they have learned in earlier grades to their expository textbooks. In grade four, students are expected to read to learn at a far greater extent than in earlier grades. ITRI materials teach students the reading skills they need to understand their content area textbooks. This booklet contains all the information teachers need to use the ITRI materials, including assessments, lessons, answer keys, student scoring sheets, and a survey of the scientifically-based reading research that is foundational to ITRI. Because all ITRI content comes from "Indiana's Academic Standards" for grade four science, social studies, and English/language arts (E/LA), ITRI materials will enhance the subject matter teachers already teach. Students will always learn the reading skills within the context of their content area curriculum. Appended are: (1) Critical Differences: Grade 3 and Grade 4 Textbooks; (2) The Scientifically-Based Reading Research (SBRR) Behind ITRI; (3) Alphabetical List of Social Studies and Science Standards; (4) Chart of Standards Addressed Across the Curriculum; (5) Glossary for Teacher Use; (6) Scoring Sheet: ITRI Assessments; (7) Scoring Sheet: ITRI Lessons; and (8) Acknowledgments.
Indiana Department of Education. State House Room 229, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Tel: 317-232-6610; Fax: 317-232-8004; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Department of Education; Indiana University, Center for Innovation in Assessment
Identifiers - Location: Indiana