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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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Chimp Astronaut

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

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

There are many kinds of turtles. Nonfiction, Lexile 1030L
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The Friendship: An African Folktale

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