Informal Reading Inventory (Qualitative Reading Inventory)
An Informal Reading Inventory (II) is a qualitative research instrument that was designed to measure reader engagement with a text. The II consists of twelve questions that ask about how much the reader enjoyed reading the text, what influenced the reader’s enjoyment, and what the reader learned from the text.
The II has been found to be a reliable and valid measure of reader engagement with a text. It has been used in studies of fiction, non-fiction, and academic texts. The II has also been found to be a useful tool for measuring reader engagement across genres and formats.
The II is easy to administer and can be completed in less than thirty minutes. The II has been found to be sensitive to changes in reader engagement, so it can be used to measure reader engagement changes over time.
Overall, the II is a reliable and valid measure of reader engagement with a text. It can be used to measure reader engagement across genres and formats, and it is easy to administer.