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

Dark Night on the Water

Great tentacles scare a sailor when they tug at a ship one night. Fiction, Lexile 460L

Monsters Are Not Real

A child is scared of what the night shadows might mean. Fiction, Lexile 290L

Giant Squid

Facts about giant squid Nonfiction, Lexile 430L

We Love Bamboo

Bamboo is an interesting plant that has many uses. Nonfiction, Lexile 360L