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

Incredible Shrinking Technology

Useful gadgets have grown smaller over time. Nonfiction, Lexile 910L

The Crash

On the planet Marva, adults are addicted to Superior Contact phones. Fiction, Lexile 910L

Mystery at the Beach

A family solves the mystery of tracks in the sand at the beach. Fiction, Lexile 680L

The Magnificent Macaw

The scarlet macaw, a bird of Latin America, faces problems but also has allies to keep it from becoming extinct. Nonfiction, Lexile 980L