Role of the Administrator in the Implementation of Benchmark Assessment

Developed by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell


Administrators play an important role in determining the success of school initiatives, including the implementation of the Benchmark Assessment system. In order to support the implementation process and the teachers using the materials, principals must have a solid understanding of the Benchmark Assessment system, the role of assessment in effective instruction, and how to support those using the assessment. This seminar will provide an overview of the Benchmark Assessment system, including research, the importance of taking and analyzing reading records, and how to link assessment to instruction. It will suggest ways to facilitate implementation, and will provide specific checklists of things to look for in effective administration of the Benchmark Assessment system, and evidence of its application to classroom instruction.


  • Become familiar with the Benchmark Assessment system and ways to support teachers implementing the assessment.
  • Learn how to look for evidence of the link between assessment and effective classroom instruction.

Who should take this course?
School administrators overseeing implementation of Benchmark Assessment System K-8

Delivery Method
Face to Face

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

Length of course
One Day

Related Resources
Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System, 3rd Edition