Informal Inventories

  • R. L. Dawson


‘Informal Reading Inventories’ (IRIs) are a way of assessing a child’s reading without using a formal, published test and have been used for many years, more commonly in the USA. An IRI is in effect a structured observation of a child’s reading performance on passages selected by you from his everyday reading material. There are several advantages of an IRI over most standardised tests:


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Further Reading

  1. Further information concerning the use of Miscue Analysis can be found in: Hittleman, D. R., Developmental Reading, Rand McNally, 1978.Google Scholar
  2. Southgate, V., Arnold, H. and Johnson, S., Extending Beginning Reading, Heinemann, 1981.Google Scholar
  3. Rye, J., Cloze Procedure and the Teaching of Reading, Heinemann, 1982.Google Scholar

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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1985

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  • R. L. Dawson

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