Rave Reviews "The best phonics assessment around. Exceptional assistance for examiners in deciding independent, instructional and frustration reading levels. Extremely sensible discussion of phonics as it relates to reading ability." -Lee Dubert, Boise State University Based on the time-tested criteria of the informal reading inventory, the research-based, clinically verifiedEkwall/Shanker Reading Inventory, Fifth Edition,is the most coherent and comprehensive reading assessment instrument ever developed. It provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions that tell the examiner exactly how to go about conducting and interpreting the diagnosis. The instructions for both administering the test and formulating a diagnosis have been carefully refined in this edition to make them even more user-friendly! Key Features: Comprehensive inventory offers the greatest number of tests in the market and enables the user to identify individual students'abilities in all areas of decoding and comprehension. Covers all areas critical to reading - including phonemic awareness, concepts about print, letter knowledge, basic sight words, structural analysis, fluency, and comprehension - making it the most thorough and accurate inventory available. Provides complete instructions and specific examples for translating the diagnosis into a clear and complete, yet concise diagnostic report. Basic sight vocabulary is tested in a quick test format as well as in isolation and in passage context. New to the fifth edition: New instrument for direct assessment of context clue usage. Crib sheets are provided for every assessment. Reorganized to have crib sheets, test sheets and scoring sheets together for each assessment. TheEkwall/Shanker Informal Reading Inventoryis a great companion book toLocating and Correcting Reading Difficultiesalso published by this author team and Pearson Teacher Education.Shanker, James is the author of 'Reading Inventory', published 2008 under ISBN 9780205388530 and ISBN 0205388531.