‘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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