Using the Informal Reading Inventory


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What is the Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)?

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1. What is important about a qualitative test?

2. Which of the following are purposes of the Informal Reading Inventory (IRI)?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these assessments to gauge your understanding of the informal reading inventory (IRI). They will ask questions about the meaning, purpose, and importance of an IRI.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet will help students check their understanding of the following material:

  • Definition of the IRI
  • Importance of qualitative test
  • Purposes of IRI
  • Appropriate grade levels for the oral reading portion of the IRI

Skills Practiced

Students who utilize these tools will be improving these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the accompanying lesson on the use of the informal reading inventory
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of the IRI
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the appropriate age for students to begin the oral reading portion of the IRI

Additional Learning

For more information on this subject, take a look at the associated lesson, Using the Informal Reading Inventory. It will help you accomplish these objectives:

  • Define Informal Reading Inventory and qualitative tests
  • Understand the purpose of the IRI
  • Identify levels on which the students are tested
  • Learn the procedures for the IRI