Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) is a computer-based reading assessment program which provides immediate data on students' reading levels and growth over time. SRI helps teachers differentiate instruction and make meaningful interventions. A LEXILE number is provided for each student. A student can then find "just right" books for school or pleasure reading. A range around that number should be the focus when picking out an appropriate book to read; 100L below and 50L above. For every 20 to 25 books that are read at the appropriate level, there will be a remarkable improvement in the student's reading ability. To find a lexile number for a book go to: http://www.lexile.com or http://www.scholatic.com/teachers (use the Book Wizard - Lexile Measure)
The Mayfield students in grades 3 through 5 take this assessment in August, November, February, and May. After each assessment a Student Action Report and a parent letter will be sent home. Each child also receives a Recommended Reading Report. Reading books that are too hard or too easy is not beneficial to any student.