Benchmark Passages & Running Records

Find students' instructional levels by assessing their reading skills with developmentally appropriate texts while recording reading behavior. Benchmark Passages are short text selections that are one part of a three-part process to help place students at their instructional levels for leveled reading sessions and to assess their readiness to progress to the next level.

Digital Running Records on Raz-Plus

With our Online Running Record tool, Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids members can:
  • Assign and listen to recordings of Benchmark Passages and Books.
  • Score recordings using an online running record tool.

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Showing 4 of 116 Passages

It Is a Birthday Party

A child has a birthday party with friends. Fiction, Lexile 170L

The Moon Can Look Different

Many things are under the orange moon. Fiction, Lexile 150L

Monkeys Have Many Feelings

Monkeys can have the same feelings we do. Nonfiction, Lexile 150L

What Will You Have At a Party?

Learn what you will do at a birthday party. Nonfiction, Lexile 90L