Idaho Reading Indicator

The Idaho Reading Initiative (IRI), enacted by the Idaho Legislature, was designed to ensure that all children in the State of Idaho will master the skills they need to become successful readers. The IRI is an early reading screener for students in K-3rd grade. The screener is mandatory for all Idaho students in the Fall and Spring with an optional Winter assessment. Different grade levels screen letter sound fluency, letter name fluency and reading skills. The screener is set up with letter naming in kindergarten to reading fluency in third grade.

Current IRI will be given to all Idaho students SY 2017-2018.

The screener is mandatory for all Idaho students in the Fall and Spring with an optional Winter assessment. Different grade levels screen letter sound fluency, letter name fluency and reading skills. The screener is set up with letter naming in kindergarten to reading fluency in third grade.

  • While the Idaho State Department of Education does not currently have an alternate assessment that measures fluency, districts can utilize other diagnostic tools to assess student’s emerging reading skills.
  • Adaptations to the IRI administration, such as increasing testing time to 3 minutes invalidates the student score.
  • If you can administer the IRI screener to a student with significant cognitive disabilities adhering to the one (1) minute time limit you can submit the score to the SDE through the ISEE test results file.
  • Scores from other diagnostic tools (Core Phonics) can NOT be correlated to the IRI skill level scale and should not be submitted to the SDE.
  • If a student has the IRI listed in their IEP, districts must adhere to it and assess accordingly.
  • The IRI is not subject to accountability calculations for participation.
  • The IRI can be administered to students Kindergarten-3rd grade.

 

General Questions Related to Special Education

Dr. Karren Streagle
(208) 332-6824
kstreagle@sde.idaho.gov

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