What is the SRI?

Scholastic Reading Inventory College & Career (SRI) is a research-based, adaptive assessment that measures reading skills and longitudinal progress from kindergarten through college readiness.

Reading Comprehension Assessment (RCA) Grades K-12

The Reading Comprehension Assessment can be used to assess and monitor students’ growth in reading comprehension. The assessment includes nearly six thousand test items for students at all levels. Each item consists of a passage, a sentence stem, and four answer choices. Each passage includes texts that students encounter both in and out of school and are drawn from a variety of content areas. Questions assess students’ comprehension skills as applied to the passages.  Reading Comprehension Assessment results indicate students’ reading levels on the Lexile Frameworks for Reading Scale.

What is the SMI?

Scholastic Math Inventory or SMI is a research-based, adaptive assessment that measures student readiness for instruction on mathematical concepts and skills. It can also be used to measure longitudinal progress from kindergarten through Algebra II.

SMI shifts the paradigm from focusing on the skills students do not know to identifying what they already possess and are now ready to learn. Mathematics growth is measured on the Quantile Framework for Mathematics—a scientific taxonomy of over 500 math concepts and skills—placing student readiness and difficulty of math tasks on the same scale.

SMI provides an accurate forecast of the trajectory to algebra with progression of the most critical concepts and skills students must master at each grade level. By mapping progress along the Quantile Framework, educators are able to forecast each student’s individual growth and address his or her needs accordingly.