Early Literacy Development Plan

The Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI) is a test of a child’s ability to read aloud and retell what has been read. Readers are evaluated for:

Student performance in each area receives a score of 1 through 4. Proficiency is determined as follows:

Developing and basic readers will be evaluated annually in grades one through five to monitor continuous progress toward reading proficiency. Students will be assessed using the Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI) as follows:


First graders
will be assessed for accuracy, phrasing, and retelling:
November: primer level passage
April/May: primer level passage (if standard met in the fall, first grade level passage)

Second graders
will be assessed for accuracy, phrasing, rate, and retelling:
October: second grade passage (required by state)
April/May: second grade passage if standard not met in the fall

Third graders
will be assessed for accuracy, phrasing, rate, and retelling if standard not met during second grade:
October: second grade passage
April/May: second grade passage if previous score 7 or less, third grade passage if previous passage score 8 or more

Fourth graders
will be assessed for accuracy, phrasing, rate, and retelling if grade level standard not yet attained:
October: passage previously attempted if last score 7 or less, passage one level higher if previous score 8 or higher
April/May: passage previously attempted if last score 7 or less, passage one level higher if previous score 8 or higher

Fifth graders
will be assessed for accuracy, phrasing, rate, and retelling if grade level standard not yet attained:
October: passage previously attempted if last score 7 or less, passage one level higher if previous score 8 or higher
April/May: passage previously attempted if last score 7 or less, passage one level higher if previous score 8 or higher