About SRI

The #1 Choice for Universal Screening & Growth Monitoring


The Trajectory to College & Career Starts Here . . .

SRI 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, up to three times per year, and now it’s even better!

SRI provides exponentially more information at the very high and low ends 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:

  • New, Stronger Focus on College and Career Readiness
  • Greater Balance Between Literacy and Informational Texts
  • New Foundational Literacy Subtest
  • More Flexibility With Access From Apple iOS

The Power of the Lexile Framework® for Reading

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

SRI 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 SRI’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?

SRI College & Career 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


A Convenient Way to Measure Early Reading for Grades K–2

The SRI Foundational Reading Assessment is designed to quickly determine reading ability 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


Reading Comprehension Assessment for Grades K–12

The SRI Reading Comprehension Assessment includes passages from authentic informational and literary texts that students 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 signify 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 signify an advanced reader with a reading proficiency indicating preparedness for college-level texts.

Lexile Measures: 1450–1700L

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