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FPUser76521
FPUser76521
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5/7/2018
FPUser76521
FPUser76521
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Hi All,

Is there a parent letter that explains the Benchmark Assessment?

Thanks
Howie
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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5/7/2018
FPUser76521 wrote:
Hi All,

Is there a parent letter that explains the Benchmark Assessment?

Thanks
Howie



No. There is not a letter that explains the Benchmark Assessment to parents.

You could use this FAQ response:

What is a benchmark assessment?


A benchmark assessment is a series of texts that can be used to identify a student's current reading level and progress along a gradient of text levels over time. The word "benchmark" means a standard against which to measure something. The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) evaluate student reading and comprehension ability with reliable and robust universal screening that is aligned to the Leveled Literacy Intervention System, and determine each child's instructional level for guided reading according to the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradientâ„¢.

Other helpful information can be found at the following links.
http://blog.fountasandpinnell.com/post/the-power-and-purpose-of-assessment
http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/Authenticated/ResourceDocuments/BAS_3e_Admin_Overview_3_8-23-16.pdf
http://www.fountasandpinnell.com/resourcelibrary/id/322

Be mindful that it is NOT recommended to share text levels with parents. http://blog.fountasandpinnell.com/post/a-level-is-a-teacher-s-tool-not-a-child-s-label

Best wishes for success!
Debbie
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