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

Cowgirl Memory

Rosalind remembers what it was like to learn about ranch life. Fiction, Lexile 1110L

Relearning Myaamia

Myaamia, a Native American language, almost disappeared. Nonfiction, Lexile 1070L

Hopi Names

A child shows interest in his family's Hopi traditions when he learns how useful they are on the ranch. Fiction, Lexile 960L

The Mighty Shire

The shire is a huge breed of horse. Nonfiction, Lexile 1060L