Benchmark Assessment System Training (K-2 or Grades 3-8)

The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment kits are diagnostic assessment tools to measure student reading and comprehension ability with a reliable, universal screening that is aligned to Leveled Literacy Intervention, and determine each child's instruction level for guided reading according to the Fountas & Pinnell A-Z Text Level Gradient™.This one-on-one assessment systematically matches students' instructional and independent reading abilities to the F&P Text Level Gradient™. The assessment tools help teachers to make informed instructional decisions on behalf of students through the use of Running Records that provide insight into levels of accuracy, comprehension, and fluency.

NOTE: Workshop is designed for school systems who are currently using BAS as a diagnostic reading assessment and or schools implementing Leveled Literacy Intervention Systems.

Classroom teachers, Principals, Literacy Coaches, Resource teachers


  • Review the research implications involving this reliable, valid, assessment classroom screening reading diagnostic
  • Hands on analysis of Running Records, coding, scoring, and analyzing
  • Using the data from the Running Records to inform teaching and learning
  • Interpreting the data for forming small guided reading groups
  • Review the professional learning embedded in the kits to enhance teacher effectiveness
  • Discuss online data management tools for tracking ongoing progress
  • Demonstrate how implementing BAS can identify students who require intervention and placement in the appropriate level of intervention
  • Examine the “Optional Assessments” available within a BAS kit

Course Fee and Number of Participants
Contact your Account Executive for PD delivery options and pricing - maximum number of participants 50.

Delivery Method
Face to Face