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Philippine Informal Reading Inventory

October 16, 2012

Overview of the System

The Philippine Informal Reading Inventory (PHIL-IRI) aims to establish the reading level profile of children in the public elementary school system. To do this, tests are administered twice a year (pre-test and post-test) to assess the reading speed and comprehension of pupils in oral and silent reading in both English and Filipino. While tests have already been developed for this purpose and administered in the past recent years, difficulties had been encountered in drawing accurate reading profile from the data generated.  Further, programs and projects to improve the reading competencies of pupils implemented through the Every Child A Reader Program (ECARP) have not been documented.  Thus, there is a dearth of information for determining what works and what works best as far as addressing the reading competencies of school children is concerned.

The difficulties encountered in accurately profiling the reading performance of school children are attributed primarily to problems in processing, reporting and transmission of test results from the school to the division to the region and finally, to the central office.  The Reporting and Database System for the National Implementation of Phil-IRI was designed to address these issues.

The Phil-IRI Reporting and Database System is made up of the following components:
1. The PHIL-IRI Test Scores Encoding Template and Data Validation Program for use at the school level;
2. The Phil-IRI Division Data Management Program;
3. The Phil-IRI National Data Management Program; and
4. The Phil-IRI  Website

Click on the links below to learn more.

Phil-IRI Manual and User’s Guide for School Users
Phil-IRI Division Data Management Program Manual
Phil-IRI Training Presentation

Legal Bases
DepED Memorandum Numbers:

No. 388 s. 2010 REVISED PHILIPPINE INFORMAL READING INVENTORY (Phil-IRI) REPORTING AND DATABASE SYSTEM RELEASE 2010
No. 345 s. 2010 MAXIMUM UTILIZATION OF THE PHILIPPINE INFORMAL READING INVENTORY (Phil-IRI) RESULTS TO IMPROVE PUPIL PERFORMANCE
No. 266 s. 2010 PHILIPPINE INFORMAL READING INVENTORY (Phil-IRI) REPORTING AND DATABASE SYSTEM
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