Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI)

The Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI) is an informal tool designed to measure the reading level of students from primer to ninth grade and identify a instructional plan for improvement. 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

Topics
Reading
Skills
Reading, Comprehension
Grades
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages
English

Administration Information

Length
Varies depending on passages read
Price

eText:$29.99; print: $74.66

Training
There is an audio training CD provided with this assessment to guide teachers through the assessment and score interpretation.
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

800-947-7700

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

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…