A persistent yet unresolved question about the informal reading inventory (I RI) is, What word recognition criterion and comprehension criterion are appropriate for identifying instructional reading levels of elementary students?1I The fact that identification of appropriate recognition of words and comprehension criteria have not received wide attention by researchers is surprising, in view of its importance for the placement of students in reading material that will insure optimum progress in reading.
Homan, S. P., & Klesius, J. P. (1985). A Re-Examination of the IRI: Word RecognitionCriteria. Reading Horizons, 26 (1). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol26/iss1/8