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The #1 Choice for Universal Screening & Growth Monitoring


Get a pulse on performance. Pave the way to success.

The Reading Inventory is a research-based, adaptive assessment that measures reading skills and longitudinal progress from Kindergarten through college readiness. It can be administered in a group setting in around 30 minutes 3–5 times per year, and now it’s even better!

The Reading Inventory provides exponentially more information at the very high and low end of the achievement spectrum in less time. That’s better than a fixed form assessment and it’s all right here, in one, fast, accurate solution:

  • Low-stress, adaptive student assessment program
  • Assessment items that address the text demands of the new rigorous academic standards
  • Powerful performance data to forecast students’ trajectory to college and career
  • Group administered in 30 minutes, 3–5x per year
  • Greater balance between Literary and Informational Texts
  • Ability to skip questions to help students feel in control
  • More flexibility to administer across devices. Available on:

The Power of the Lexile® Framework for Reading

Educators need to know where students are having difficulty in order to accurately forecast their growth.

The Reading Inventory measures reading growth on the Lexile Framework for Reading — a scientifically proven tool that measures both a reader’s ability and difficulty of the text at the same time.

With The Reading Inventory's Lexile measures, educators are able to:

  • Measure and understand how much support every student needs
  • Increase rigor as student achievement grows
  • Set achievable goals for all students to be placed on the path to college and career readiness
Download the complete Lexile Framework for Reading Map.
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A Quantifiable Path for the Future

Can you ensure that all of your students will be able to read and comprehend the texts they’ll encounter after high school?

The Reading Inventory features a completely revamped item bank with enhanced rigor that brings the assessment in line with current text-complexity expectations of college and career.

The changes were carefully made based on national research to help educators set measurable goals for students and ensure that they are prepared to perform within the Lexile ranges necessary to read and comprehend texts at college levels.

Awarded the highest rating for validity and reliability by the National Center on Intensive Intervention

Foundational Reading Assessment

Assessing Early Readers


Low-Pressure Way to Measure Early Reading for Grades K–2

The Reading Inventory Foundational Reading Assessment is designed to quickly determine basic reading skills in a low-pressure environment that is developmentally appropriate for young students.

Section: Word Attack.


Understand Their Needs From the Start

The foundational subtest assesses students’ early literacy skills including: Phonological Awareness, Letter-Word Identification, Word Attack Skills, and Decoding.

  • Phonological Awareness
    Designed to measure students’ rhyme-identification skills and initial, final, and medial sound-identification skills
  • Letter-Word Identification
    Determine students’ knowledge of uppercase and lowercase letter names, as well as sight words
  • Word Attack Skills
    Understand students’ ability to identify letter sounds and to decode nonwords

Reading Comprehension Assessment

All Readers: K–12


Comprehension Assessment for Grades K–12

The Reading Inventory Reading Comprehension Assessment includes passages from authentic texts, both informational and literary, like students will encounter both in and out of school!

Vocabulary is tested in context and does not require knowledge of ideas outside the passage.

Lexile Measures: 100–250L


Example for Midrange Readers

This test item is designed to assess a midrange reader with a reading proficiency level around Grade 3.

Lexile Measures: 700–850L


Example for Advanced Readers

This test item is designed to assess an advanced reader with a reading proficiency indicating preparedness for college-level texts.

Lexile Measures: 1450–1700L

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