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The essential cognitive elements of the reading process have been outlined in the Cognitive Framework of Reading. To assist educators in organizing their assessment practices around the cognitive framework, we've created a way to easily search for published early reading assessments that specifically test skills and knowledge outlined by the Cognitive Framework of Reading.

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This Assessment has already been added to your clipboard. Qualitative Reading Inventory —4th Edition (QRI-4)

Author: Lauren Leslie and JoAnne Caldwell
Date Published: 2006

To Purchase this assessment, you must contact the publisher.
Pearson -- Allyn and Bacon
1 Jacob Way
Reading, WA 01867-3999


Cost $79.95 for book
Time to administer Varies depending on assessments given. This test can be administered over several days.
Administration Individual
Grades K, 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Background Knowledge
Subtests and
skills assessed
List Reading Accuracy — Students identify words from graded word lists. Teacher notes the number of words identified automatically as well as the number of words identified (but not automatically).

Oral Reading Accuracy and fluency — Students read aloud passages of grade-appropriate text while the teacher monitors oral reading accuracy and fluency.

Reading Comprehension — Reading comprehension is measured in a variety of ways in the QRI. During reading, teachers may ask students to "think aloud" while reading the text (describing their thinking as they read the text). After reading each passage of text, comprehension is measured through retelling, explicit comprehension questions, implicit comprehension questions, and "look backs" (reviewing the text again to find information).

Relevant Background Knowledge — Prior to each passage of text, the student is asked a few "concept questions" to determine what level of understanding of relevant concepts they have prior to reading the passage. Students who already have a great deal of background knowledge in an area are expected to have higher levels of comprehension of text in that area.
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Score reporting
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Raw scores can be converted into reading level scores. Inter-rater reliability measures were found to be in the .98 range; alternate form reliability measures were in the .90 range. Criterion-related validity was assessed using the Woodcock Reading Mastery Test (revised).
Notes This is an informal reading inventory designed to assess reading ability at emergent through middle school levels. Comprehension in this assessment is measured through story retelling and comprehension questions (which are separated into explicit and implicit facts about the story). Before comprehension tests are given, a prior knowledge test is given to assess the childÕs prior knowledge in the subject area. A CD-ROM is included with this book to provide demonstrations for administration and scoring.

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