What is the TPRI?
The TPRI is a highly reliable early reading assessment designed to identify the reading development of students in kindergarten through third grade. This diagnostic instrument is an easy to use one-on-one assessment which helps teachers provide targeted instruction so that students improve as readers.
The TPRI benchmark assessment is given 3 times / year. At all four grade levels, the TPRI consists of both a Screening and Inventory Section. The Screening Section quickly helps teachers to confidently identify students who may be at risk for reading difficulty. The Inventory Section of the assessment is a diagnostic tool which provides teachers with specific information about a student’s strengths and weakness in the following areas:
- Book and Print Awareness
- Phonemic Awareness
- Graphophonemic Knowledge and Word Reading
- Reading Accuracy
- Reading Fluency
- Listening Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension
Information derived from the TPRI will assist teachers in planning targeted instruction for their students. The Intervention Activities Guide (IAG) gives teachers effective instructional activities to support the reading development of each student.