Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)

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There is a wealth of online resources to support your implementation and use of BAS.

Online Resources (OLR)

Included with your System purchase is access to the BAS Online Resources. The OLR site provides hundreds of printable resources such as recording forms, record-keeping tools, and parent letters as well as professional development videos to help you achieve the maximum impact using your new system.

To register for the OLR…

  1. Locate the Product Code on the inside front cover of the Assessment Guide.
  2. Go to and select ONLINE RESOURCES in the top menu bar. This will lead you to the login page.
  3. If you are accessing Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources for the first time, select REGISTER in the Sign Up section on the left. Follow the instructions to set up your account and add your new BAS system.
    If you have previously registered for any Fountas & Pinnell Online Resources, login to your account and select ADD NEW PRODUCT in the top right corner of the screen. Follow the instructions to add your new BAS System OLR to your account.
  4. If you have any questions while you are registering, you can use the online chat to connect with Technical Support (button located in the bottom right corner of your screen).

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Video Tutorials

  • VIEW the BAS Professional Development and Tutorial Videos on the Online Resources. These complimentary videos provide a foundation for understanding the BAS materials and procedures.

Optional Assessments

Using Optional Literacy Assessments

The extensive information gathered through the Benchmark Assessment conference provides a solid direction for instruction, but you may also want more diagnostic evidence about a particular child's literacy knowledge.  For that purpose we include a series of optional assessments found in the Assessment Forms Book and on Online Resources.  Getting Started, Fluency and Phrasing, Phonics and Word Analysis, and Vocabulary assessments provide information about the learner's knowledge in specific areas of literacy. Information gathered from these assessments can be used in planning targeted minilessons.      -Fountas & Pinnell, Benchmark Assessment, 3rd edition

Suggested Readings

READ these chapters in your BAS Assessment Guide to get started: 

  • Section 1: Getting Started
  • Section 2: Administering, Coding, and Scoring
  • Section 3: Summarizing, Analyzing, and Interpreting Results

Professional Development

Partner with Fountas & Pinnell Professional Development to transform teaching and learning.

The single most important factor in students' literacy success is skillful, informed teaching. All of Fountas and Pinnell's books, resources, and systems are deeply rooted in teacher professional learning.

Pearson Canada is pleased to offer onsite or virtual professional development sessions led by Fountas & Pinnell trained consultants. We will work with you to develop a professional learning plan that supports implementation and develops a deeper understanding of literacy teaching and learning.

Contact Pearson Professional Services ( to discuss your professional development needs and learn about our one, two, or three-day options. Prices for these sessions are $3,800/day for live onsite sessions and $3,300/day for virtual sessions (maximum 40 participants)