Learning Outcomes and Instruction

The Reading Inventory measures students’ abilities to process texts of increasing levels of complexity. Lexile measures provide a “target reading range”, which serves as a starting point for selecting appropriately difficult texts, and allows for differentiated reading instruction. This measure allow for monitoring a child’s progress and growth in reading across the school year and across grade levels. With this information teachers can match readers to text, differentiate and plan efficient and effective instruction for all learners. Also, Reading Inventory provides needed information for teachers to design and plan instruction using SFUSD’s ELA Pre-K Core Curriculum with embedded Common Core Standards. Results from the Reading Inventory have been found to be highly predictive of a student’s performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments, and serves and an indicator that students need interventions or challenge.

Reading Inventory measure a students' lexile level in the Fall and Spring. It can be used to allocate resources, to engage with families, and to create reading goals for and with students. The practice of assessing student learning is essential for effective instruction and student achievement.

There are two components in the Reading Inventory Assessment:

  1. Genre Interest Survey
  2. Reading Assessment sample item

Additional Information

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This page was last updated on December 7, 2022