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Reading Assessment Program Research & Validation

SRI Awarded Highest Rating for Validity and Reliability by the National Center on Response to Intervention

Scholastic Reading Inventory is a reading comprehension test that assesses students' reading levels, tracks students' reading growth over time, and helps guide instruction according to students' needs.

A research-based program, SRI has been the subject of many scientific validation studies. The SRI research ranges from a norming study with a sample of 512,224 students to an analysis of gender, race, and ethnic differences among 19,000 fourth through ninth grade students.

To understand SRI's research foundation, program history, and the assessment validity and reliability studies, download the SRI Technical Guide.


Professional Papers

Growth Expectations, Setting Achievable Goals

Growth Expectations, Setting Achievable Goals [PDF]
A Guide for Using SRI to Set Reading Growth Goals
By Kimberly A. Knutson Ed.D.,
Scholastic Research, and MetaMetrics®

Accuracy Matters: Reducing Measurement Error by Targeted SRI Testing

Accuracy Matters [PDF]
Reducing Measurement Error by Targeted SRI Testing
Scholastic Inc.

Interpreting Assessment Results

Interpreting Assessment Results [PDF]
A Guide to Understanding Test Removal in SRI
By Kimberly A. Knutson Ed.D.,
Scholastic Inc.

Using the SRI to Predict Reading Performance Levels in California: An Alignments Guide to the California Standards Test

Using the SRI to Predict Reading Performance Levels in California [PDF]
An Alignment Guide to the California Standards Test
By Kimberly A. Knutson, Ed.D
Scholastic Inc.

Because You Can't Wait for Spring: Using the SRI to Improve Reading Performance

Because You Can't Wait Until Spring: Using the SRI to Improve Reading Performance [PDF]
An Alignment Guide to Florida's FCAT
By Kimberly A. Knutson
School District of Palm Beach County

Meet College and Career Readiness Goals With Scholastic Assessments

Meet College and Career Readiness Goals With Scholastic Assessments [PDF]
A Question and Answer Guide
Scholastic Inc.

Using the SRI to Predict Reading Performance Levels in Ohio

Using the SRI to Predict Reading Performance Levels in Ohio [PDF]
An Alignment Guide to the Ohio Achievement Test
By Kimberly A. Knutson, Ed.D.