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

Seeing the Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is a source of pride for an Egyptian child. Fiction, Lexile 670L

The Mystery of the Sphinx

The Great Sphinx is an icon of Ancient Egypt, but its age is a mystery. Nonfiction, Lexile 580L

The Great Bee Mystery

Bees are mysteriously disappearing from hives. Nonfiction, Lexile 530L

The Ranch Helpers

A girl discovers that bees help almond growers with their crops. Fiction, Lexile 480L