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Assessments and Resources

Running Records

What are running records?

Running records are a form of assessment where teachers are able to listen to students reading and record their reading behaviors. The students are reading unfamiliar books so that we have a better idea of what strategies the child is using. This helps guide our instruction and allows the classroom teacher to make appropriate book choices.

How Often?

Running records are administered 3-4 times a year. Your child may not be assessed each time depending on his/her reading level.


The Title 1 reading teachers along with the classroom teachers are responsible for administering the running records assessments.