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Research and Validation

Proven, Reliable Reading Assesments

The Reading Inventory is research based and has been validated by multiple scientific studies of students across various grade levels, races, ethnicities, and income levels. To learn more about the research foundation, program history, and validity and reliability studies regarding
The Reading Inventory, begin by reviewing the The Reading Inventory Technical Guide or exploring the following documents:

Professional Papers

Accuracy Matters [PDF] Scholastic Inc.
Meet College and Career Readiness
Goals With Scholastic Assessments
A Question-and-Answer Guide Scholastic Inc.
Growth Expectations: Setting
Achievable Goals
A Guide for Using The Reading Inventory to Set
Reading Growth Goals
By Kimberly A. Knutson EdD
Scholastic Research and MetaMetrics®
Interpreting Assessment Results [PDF] A Guide to Understanding Test Removal in The Reading Inventory By Kimberly A. Knutson EdD
Scholastic Inc.
Because You Can't Wait Until Spring:
Using the The Reading Inventory to Improve Reading
An Alignment to Florida's FCAT By Kimberly A. Knutson EdD
School District of Palm Beach County
New Research on Text Complexity [PDF] Supplemental Information for ELA and Literacy Council of Chief State School Officers and National Governors Association