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This Assessment has already been added to your clipboard. Stieglitz Informal Reading Inventory — 3rd Edition

Author: Ezra Stieglitz
Date Published: 2002

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Pearson -- Allyn and Bacon
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Needham Heights, MA 02194


Cost 147.42
Time to administer varies (20 - 30 minutes or more depending on student)
Administration Individual
Grades 1, 2, 3, and higher
Cognitive elements
Reading Comprehension
Language Comprehension
Phoneme Awareness
Subtests and
skills assessed
Phonemic Awareness — Student must determine whether words rhyme, identify segmented words (spoken by the teacher with a clear pause between each phoneme), identify beginning, middle, and final speech sounds (phonemes), and segment spoken words (inserting a clear pause between each phoneme).

Word Identification in Context — The student reads a whole sentence, but the teacher only monitors the pronunciation of one target word in each sentence. The target words increase in difficulty (similar to a graded word list).

Word Identification in Isolation — Student must correctly identify words presented in graded lists (increasing in difficulty).

Oral Reading Accuracy — Student reads aloud from graded passages of text (increasing in difficulty) while teacher monitors reading accuracy. Passages are narrative and expository.

Reading (or Listening) Comprehension — After reading a passage of text, the student can (at the teacher's discretion) either describe the content of the passage (free recall), or answer comprehension questions.
Language(s) tool can
be administered in
Score reporting
and test design data
This is a criterion referenced test; no normative data is presented. Raw scores are converted into an estimation of reading level scores. Alternate form reliability measures were found to be in the .80 range.
Notes There are two equivalent forms of each assessment (Form A and Form B) to allow for multiple assessment without test sensitization. In the specific analysis of comprehension errors, a distinction is drawn among three types of comprehension error — literal errors, interpretive errors, and creative errors. The authors of this assessment state that the graded reading passages and the comprehension questions can be used to assess listening comprehension.

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