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

Billy Mills, Olympic Star

Billy Mills, a Native American runner, won an Olympic gold medal for the 10,000 meters in 1964. Nonfiction, Lexile 640L

Running with Jennifer

Jennifer and Tara figure out how to keep a running date using technology. Fiction, Lexile 550L

Rhino Rescue

Workers from a rescue center help a rhino stuck in a mud pit. Nonfiction, Lexile 540L

The Rhino Road Stop

Travelers in India stop to help rescue a baby rhino. Fiction, Lexile 840L