SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory)



SRI - Scholastic Reading Inventory

During the 2012-13 school year, your child will be completing the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI), a classroom-based reading test. SRI is designed to evaluate students' reading abilities, monitor student progress and match students to books at appropriate reading levels.

In SRI, the student reads a series of short passages taken from fiction and nonfiction books and articles. After each passage the student completes a fill-in-the-blank sentence. The test is taken on a computer and lasts about 30 minutes. Test results are reported using a measurement called the Lexile. Think of the Lexile score as you would the reading from an outdoor thermometer. Just as you can use the temperature on a thermometer to decide what kind of jacket to wear, a Lexile score can be used to decide how difficult a book to read! 

The first SRI will be administered September 4th - 14th. Students will take the SRI again in January and April.