Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI)

The Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI) is an informal standards-based tool designed to measure the reading level of students from pre-primer to level nine. The test can be used for students from Kindergarten to high school. The tenth edition of ARI offers detailed instructions and case study for teachers of all experience levels to assess their students' reading abilities. It is comprised of a series of literary and informational text reading passages of increasing difficulty.

Content

Sub-Category
Domains
Reading
Subdomain (previous)
Reading, Comprehension
Subdomain

Oral reading accuracy across different levels of text difficulty — Students read graded passages of text aloud while the teacher monitors oral reading accuracy. Instructions for "miscue analysis" are provided, as are suggestions for other areas of literacy skill development to monitor (e.g. fluency, emotional status, ability to make predictions, etc.). 

Reading Comprehension — Passages are a mix of expository and narrative. Comprehension is assessed through retelling rubrics, as well as appropriateness of response to comprehension questions (literal to inferential)

Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
Varies depending on passages read
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Price

eText:$29.99; print: $74.66

Contact

800-947-7700

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Duffelmeyer, F. A., & Duffelmeyer, B. B. (1989). Are IRI Passages Suitable for Assessing Main Idea Comprehension? Reading Teacher, 42(6), 358–363. http://web.a.ebscohost.com.revproxy.brown.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0…

Thames, D. G., Reeves, C., Kazelskis, R., York, K., Boling, C., Newell, K., & Wang, Y. (2008). Reading Comprehension: Effects of Individualized, Integrated Language Arts as a Reading Approach with Struggling Readers. Reading Psychology, 29(1), 86–115. http://web.a.ebscohost.com.revproxy.brown.edu/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer…

Psychometrics

Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Psychometric References

ARA and ARI imperfect repair models: Estimation, goodness-of-fit and reliability prediction. (n.d.). ScienceDirect.com | Science, health and medical journals, full text articles and books. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0951832015001015