(IRI) is to provide greater insight into a student's
reading level. It does not provide a specific diagnoses;
rather, it provides the "normal" classroom teacher greater understanding of a child's abilities, which in turn may lead to more accurate instruction. I wrote one for use in my own classroom in hopes I could more realistically match ability level with material level. This tutorial will hopefully allow you to create an IRI that will enhance your teaching of reading as well. Please go on to the next section in the table of contents.
About the Author: Steve Rutledge is on leave of absence from teaching at Judah Christian High School, Champaign, Illinois. Currently, he is a graduate student and supervisor in the teaching techniques laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He gratefully acknowledges the work of others present in this tutorial. To comment on this tutorial, please e-mail
Steve Rutledge at firstname.lastname@example.org -- Thank you!
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