Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI)

The Qualitative Reading Inventory allows for the assessment of students’ skills in reading ranging from elementary to high school. The test requires the students to partake in word identification, oral reading tests, presenting their thoughts on the passage, along with answering questions related to the passages. Areas such as identification, fluency, and comprehension are targeted. The current version of the Qualitative Reading Inventory is the fifth edition and is regarded as an informal assessment for students and teachers alike. Even as an informal study it is highly regarded among researchers and is designed for graduate students in education courses.


Lauren Leslie and Joanne Schudt Caldwell

Reliability and Validity

Section 15 of the Qualitative Reading Inventory addresses alternate-form, inter-scorer, and diagnostic judgment reliability, and concurrent, construct, and classification validity.

Obtaining the QRI

From Alibris

From Pearson

Administration, Analysis and Reporting

Statistics Solutions consists of a team of professional methodologists and statisticians that can assist the student or professional researcher in administering the survey instrument, collecting the data, conducting the analyses and explaining the results.

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Leslie, L., & Caldwell, J. (2010). Qualitative reading inventory–5 Publisher: Allyn & Bacon. ISBN-10: 0137019238. ISBN-13: 9780137019236 View

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