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emorin@slcusd.org
emorin@slcusd.org
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3/10/2019
Our school has noticed a discrepancy between second grade students who achieve benchmark proficiency on the Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) assessment and the computer version of the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). For example, a student might achieve an L on the F&P assessment (grade level for the time of year) and a 120 score (below grade level) on the SRI (grade level would be 420).
I’m wondering why students might score so differently.
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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3/11/2019
emorin@slcusd.org wrote:
Our school has noticed a discrepancy between second grade students who achieve benchmark proficiency on the Fountas and Pinnell (F&P) assessment and the computer version of the Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI). For example, a student might achieve an L on the F&P assessment (grade level for the time of year) and a 120 score (below grade level) on the SRI (grade level would be 420).
I’m wondering why students might score so differently.


These are two different assessments that do not correlate. SRI uses a mathematical formula to determine scores. http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/product_info/pdf/SRI_Research%20Summary_Revised.pdf
The Benchmark Assessment Systems are based on the text characteristics along the gradient of difficulty developed by Fountas and Pinnell. https://www.fountasandpinnell.com/research/default#bas
https://fpblog.fountasandpinnell.com/faq-friday-is-there-a-lexile-correlation-chart-for-fountas-pinnell-levels

These two assessments are not measuring the same thing in the same way so cannot be used to compare.

Best wishes for success!
Debbie
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