Analytical Reading Inventory

Series
Pearson
Author
Mary Lynn Woods / Alden J. Moe  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
10
Language
English
Total pages
368
Pub.-date
February 2014
ISBN13
9780133441543
ISBN
0133441547
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Description

A thorough, standards-based, diagnostic informal reading inventory for measuring the progress of typical, remedial, and gifted readers with step-by-step instructions for administration.

 

The Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI) is an informal diagnostic tool designed to determine a student’s reading level and to establish an instructional plan for improvement. It is comprised of a series of literature and informational text passages of increasing difficulty, from pre-primer to level nine, and can be used with all readers from the very young to high school students. As a student reads a leveled passage, the examiner records quantitative and qualitative standards data on easy-to-use Examiner’s Passage Record Sheets.  The record sheets are comprehensive, making it possible to record and summarize data, identify an instructional focus, and report results.

The Tenth Edition of the ARI supports undergraduate and graduate education students, instructors, school psychologists, and classroom, Title I, and special education teachers, by offering:

  • Two assessment scenarios: A Case Study, a means of collecting data for special placement; and  the ARI Quick Assessments, a means of collecting comprehensive data in a short  amount of time.
  • NEW! Examiner’s Passage and Summary Record Sheets.
  • NEW! PDToolkit website including multimedia resources.
  • Common Core Instructional Strategies for each of the five assessment and instructional elements.

 

Features

Here’s how the Tenth Edition of the ARI is set up to support students and instructors:

 

  • The ARI 10/e offers two assessment scenarios:
  • The Case Study—Reading Levels Independent.
  • Through Frustration and ARI Quick Assessments:
    • The Case Study is intended for educators who are learning how to administer the ARI, classroom teachers who want to refresh their knowledge of informal reading inventory assessments, reading specialists, Title I teachers, special education teachers, and school psychologists who are assessing students for special placement.
    • NEW!  ARI Quick Assessments offer educators a time-saving, yet comprehensive assessment. The ARI, quick assessments can be used for placement of new students; as a whole class beginning, middle, and end-of-year assessment, or for periodic progress monitoring after a period of instructional focus.
  • NEW! Examiner’s Passage and Summary Record Sheets are organized into five ARI Assessment/Instruction Elements (A/I E):
    • Prior Knowledge/Prediction
    • Miscues and Cueing Systems
    • Fluency
    • Retellings/Summary Statement
    • Comprehension Question Responses
    • Each element is matched with the corresponding Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.  Accuracy percentage scores for word recognition and comprehension are provided for the Independent, Definite Instructional, Transitional Instructional, and Frustration Reading Levels.
  • New thorough and easy-to-use record sheets have been designed for the ARI 10/e, offering educators a highly comprehensive, yet practical way to:
    •  Record Common Core Standards data.
    •  Summarize quantitative and qualitative data.
    •  Select an instructional focus.
    •  Report quantitative and qualitative results.
  • NEW! The PDToolkit website accompanies the book, offering the learning tools needed to administer an ARI, summarize data, select an instructional focus, and report results.  Currently multimedia resources in video, audio, and PDF formats  are available, including a case study, assessment and summary demonstrations,  model examiner’s record sheets, assessment and summarization practice, presentation charts, quick assessment demonstrations, electronic  record sheets, and other electronic templates.
  • Common Core Standards instructional strategies are recommended in Section VII, Transition to Instruction.

 

New to this Edition

  • NEW!  ARI Quick Assessments offer educators a time-saving, yet comprehensive assessment.
  • The ARI, quick assessments can be used for placement of new students; as a whole class beginning, middle, and end-of-year assessment, or for periodic progress monitoring after a period of instructional focus. 
  • NEW! Examiner’s Passage and Summary Record Sheets are organized into five ARI Assessment/Instruction Elements (A/I E):
    • Prior Knowledge/Prediction
    • Miscues and Cueing Systems
    • Fluency
    • Retellings/Summary Statement
    • Comprehension Question Responses
    • Each element is matched with the corresponding Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.  Accuracy percentage scores for word recognition and comprehension are provided for the Independent, Definite Instructional, Transitional Instructional, and Frustration Reading Levels.
  • New thorough and easy-to-use record sheets New, efficient, and thorough, sheets have been designed for the ARI 10/e, offering educators a highly comprehensive, yet practical way to:
    • Record Common Core Standards data.
    • Summarize quantitative and qualitative data.
    • Select an instructional focus.
    • Report quantitative and qualitative results.
  • NEW! The PDToolkit website accompanies the book, offering the learning tools needed to administer an ARI, summarize data, select an instructional focus, and report results. Currently multimedia resources in video, audio, and PDF formats  are available, including a case study, assessment and summary demonstrations,  model examiner’s record sheets, assessment and summarization practice, presentation charts, quick assessment demonstrations, electronic  record sheets, and other electronic templates.
  • NEW!  Often there is a mismatch between the sentence structure a reader uses in oral language and what is found in the texts read as classroom or leisure reading material. The ARI 10th Edition record sheets include sentence structure data collection. In Section VII, Transition to Instruction, recommendations are included for teaching and holding students accountable for day-to-day use of grammatically correct simple and compound sentences.  
  • NEW! Section III: ARI For Your Reference includes a collection of information, resources, and advice about the ARI, among them:
    • Why is Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis Essential?
    • How Are the Common Core State Standards and the First ARI Assessment/Instruction Elements Matched?
    • Quick Reference for ARI Vocabulary.
    • Reader Commitment Reference.
    • Reading Levels Graph and % Accuracy Reference.

 

Table of Contents

SECTION I OVERVIEW 

 

SECTION II EXAMINER’S PASSAGE AND SUMMARY RECORD SHEETS MODEL 

 

SECTION III ARI FOR YOUR REFERENCE  

 

SECTION IV DIRECTIONS– READING LEVELS INDEPENDENT THROUGH FRUSTRATION

  

SECTION V DIRECTIONS– SUMMARIZE DATA, IDENTIFY INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS, AND REPORT RESULTS

 

SECTION VI ARI QUICK ASSESSMENTS  

 

SECTION VII TRANSITION TO INSTRUCTION  

 

SECTION VIII ARI DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION  

 

SECTION IX APPENDIX   

 

SECTION X MODEL CASE STUDY – READING LEVELS INDPENDENT THROUGH FRUSTRTION  

 

SECTION XI EXAMINER’S RECORD SHEETS   

  

 

 

Back Cover

A thorough, Common Core State Standards-based informal reading inventory for measuring the progress of typical, remedial, and gifted  readers with step-by-step instructional for administration.

 

The Analytical Reading Inventory (ARI) is an informal assessment tool designed to determine a student’s reading level and to establish an instructional plan for improvement.  It is comprised of a series of literature and informational text reading passages of increasing difficulty, from Preprimer through Level Nine, and can be used with all readers from the very young to high school students.  As the student reads a leveled passage, the examiner records quantitative and qualitative Common Core State Standards data on easy-to-use Examiner’s Passage Record Sheets.  The record sheets are comprehensive, making it possible to record data, summarize data, identify an instructional focus, and report results.

 

The Tenth Edition of the ARI support pre-service and graduate education students, instructors, school psychologists, and classroom, Title I, and special education teachers, by offering:

  • NEW!  Examiner’s Passage and Summary Record Sheets.
  • NEW!  PDToolkit website with multimedia resources in video, audio, and PDF formats including case studies, demonstrations, presentation models, practice opportunities, presentation charts, Quick Assessment templates, and Record Sheets.
  • Common Core Instructional Strategies for each of the five assessment and instruction elements.

 

Author

Mary Lynn Woods was a classroom teacher for 18 years, teaching preschool, grades 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and K-12 remedial reading.  For the last 22 years, she has been an on-site language arts staff development consultant in the Indianapolis area, working directly in K-12 classrooms with teachers and administrators, teaching in-classroom demonstration lessons, conducting in-classroom observations/debriefing sessions, and facilitating teacher study groups.  During that time she also taught language arts and reading diagnostic courses at the University of Indianapolis.  Currently she consults for the Indianapolis Public Schools, Center for Inquiry K-8 schools, # 84, # 27, and #2, providing in-classroom staff development focused upon informal reading inventory assessment and language arts instruction.

Reader Review(s)

The tenth edition of the Analytical Reading Inventory provides an informal reading inventory with highly detailed directions for both beginning and advanced teachers for determining reading levels and skills from primer to ninth grade using narrative and expository text passages.  The processing activities and questions for in-class use are helpful to instructors and their students. -- Rosemary E. Garr, University of Maryland

 

This book is a way for teachers to quickly assess their students’ reading abilities. It has many useful features including case studies, a DVD, word lists, reader summaries that are easy to use and implement, as well as both narrative and expository passages. -- Jessica DeShetler, Heritage Middle School (OH)