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.
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)
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