Marking a Running Record

Running Records
on Raz-Plus

With our online running record tool, Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids members can:
  • Assign a Benchmark Book from Levels aa-J
  • Assign a Benchmark Passage from Levels aa-Z2
  • Listen to students' recordings from reading aloud a book or passage
  • Score all student recordings using an online running-record tool
  • Listen to students' recordings of retellings
  • Score retellings using an online rubric
  • See quiz questions missed and a report on which comprehension skills to support or re-teach with each student
  • Reward students' progress through awarding stars to spend in the RAZ Rocket
  • Track your students' progress over time

Several terms are used when marking a running record form. You should become familiar with these terms by reviewing the explanations below.

Two-Step Process

Step 1

Mark the text on the running record form as the student reads from the Benchmark Passage or Benchmark Book. Before taking your first running record, become familiar with the symbols used to mark a running record form. These symbols are found in Table 1. Also review the Sample Running Record to see how a completed form looks. It also is a good idea to take a few practice running records by role-playing with a fellow teacher as she/he plays the role of a developing reader, intentionally making errors for you to record.

Once the student has read all the text on the running record form and you have recorded their reading behavior, you can complete Step 2.

Step 2

Use the boxes to the right of the lines of text to gather information. Start with the first line, marking the number of errors in the "E" column. Then, tally the number of self-corrections in the "SC" column. When you've completed your review, total the number of errors and self-corrections at the bottom of the columns. Use the Scoring and Analyzing a Running Record page for information on how to calculate the error, accuracy, and self-correction rates.

Sample Running Record

Sample Running Record