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Analytical Reading Inventories
Transcript of Analytical Reading Inventories
What does this look like?
How Does ARI measure up to other Reading inventories?
Also Known as
Definition: Diagnostic assessment that is administered
in a series of tests to evaluate different parts of a
student's reading ability and performance.
One on one test
Asks students to read passages
that align with interests/current knowledge
Determines the instructional reading level, strengths and weaknesses, allows teachers to better support students.
Terms to understand:
Informal Reading Assessments vs. every other reading assessment.
Reading inventories primarily used in lower grades
ARI can be used grades K-12
Book includes access to lecture visuals, audio clips,
templates, and video clips.
The book includes:
Case notes/ CD
1. Establish Rapport
2. conduct a Reading Inventory
3. Ask Student to read word lists
4. Ask student to read the passage and access
5. Code oral reading
6. Check for fluency
7. Ask for a retelling
8. Ask comprehension questions
9. Use the scoring guide summary
10. Access the student silent reading
11. Determine listening level
12. Assess reading level for expository passages
13. Summarize results
The Inventory Itself
3 equivalent narrative forms
Form A, B, and C
2 expository forms
Form S (science)
Form SS (social studies)
The passage range in length from 28-352 words
This is only 30 words
This is about 150 words
The Gettysburg only had 272 words
In a study that compared 8 different Reading Inventories ARI was about standard
The Questions that are asked
Defined by reader-text relationships
Retells in Fact (RIF)
Puts Information Together (PIT)
Connects Author and Reader (CAR)
Evaluates and Substantiates (EAS)
Focuses on story elements
Narrative and expository elements for factual texts.
ARI asked questions that focus on the reader's connections with the text.
It is not looking for only recall (Sets it apart from other Inventories.
It is about average for the number of words read.
It is a valuable tool to use in the classroom.
The down sides
It takes a lot of time
It may not aline with what the school tests for. It searches for deep thinking skills rather than recall or vocabulary.