The Critical Reading Inventory (The CRI)

This is the only reading inventory on the market to support the treatment of reading as a thinking process through questions and assessments that measure not only readers' abilities to recall facts, but also whether they can inference logical conclusions and respond critically to those conclusions. The text includes both narrative and expository readers' passages for use with pre-K readers through readers in grade 12; and is written in an accessible, inviting style. Through the use of longer passages, multi-level assessments, and case studies, the authors provide a truly effective means to secure a differential analysis of a child's reading comprehension performance.

Content

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

Administration Information

Length
Varies depending on passages read
Price

$70.00

Training
Tutorials and audio CD training available
Qualifications
Not indicated
Group/Individual
Individual
Administration
Paper

Access and Use

Contact

800-947-7700

Open Access
No
Peer-Reviewed Study Citations

Bucci, C., & Saint Joseph's University. (n.d.). A Case Study of a Student's Journey Toward Thoughtful Response to Text. Retrieved June 1, 2020, from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10573569.2013.789781

Nilsson, N. L. (2011, November 9). International Literacy Association Hub. Retrieved June 1, 2020, from https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1598/RT.61.7.2

Applegate, M. D., Applegate, A. J., & Modla, V. B. (2009). “She’s My Best Reader; She Just Can’t Comprehend”: Studying the Relationship between Fluency and Comprehension. Reading Teacher, 62(6), 512–521. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ833705

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Referencing
Criterion-referenced
Psychometric Citations

Applegate, M.D., Quinn, K.B.,&Applegate, A.J. (2008). The critical reading inventory: Assessing students' reading and thinking(2nd ed.).Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.