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

Chimp Astronaut

Enos the chimp tells about his orbital flight aboard a rocket in 1961. Fiction, Lexile 760L

Shuttles in Space

The characteristics of the space shuttle made it useful but expensive. Nonfiction, Lexile 1000L

Reptiles in Armor

There are many kinds of turtles. Nonfiction, Lexile 1030L

The Friendship: An African Folktale

Tortoise gives Eagle a lesson in friendship. Fiction, Lexile 1010L