Date of Final Oral Examination (Defense)
Type of Culminating Activity
Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies
Jack Joseph Hourcade, Ph.D.
Roger Stewart, Ph.D.
Michael John Humphrey, Ed.D.
Keith W. Allred, Ph.D.
The Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI) is a universal screen used to quickly assess the reading fluency of all Idaho public school students in grades kindergarten through third. The IRI is a tool that aids in the early identification of children with potential reading difficulties. Within the group of children with reading difficulties, some students have specific learning disabilities (SLD). Early identification of reading difficulties is critical to the success of all students who struggle with reading, especially students with SLD. To understand the problem, it is important to understand the nature of reading and the consequences of reading success and failure. The identification of SLD is not an easy task and differences in diagnostic approaches exist. The diagnostic value of the fluency assessment techniques employed by the IRI is examined.
Ennis, Kimberly A., "The Idaho Reading Indicator as a Predictor of Subsequent Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disabilities" (2015). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 931.