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des moines
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5/3/2010
des moines
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How do you know when to move a child to a new guided reading level? What is the criteria? Is it a different criteria for different levels?
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The Fountas & Pinnell Team
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5/5/2010
We can't tell if you're using Leveled Literacy Intervention or the Benchmark Assessment system, but there are specific criteria for advancement through the levels. The criteria are separated into the categories of Instructional, Independent, and Hard reading.

This comes from the Benchmark Assessment System:


In order to identify the appropriate placement level for students in the Leveled Literacy Intervention system, you will need to use a text reading assessment. We recommend the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System as it directly correlates with Leveled Literacy Intervention, however you may also use other leveled books to conduct running/reading records. The criteria below, developed by Fountas and Pinnell can serve as a guideline in determining students’ levels and ultimately their placement in LLI.

Fountas & Pinnell Criteria for Instructional Level Reading

At levels A-K:
90-94% accuracy with excellent or satisfactory comprehension or 95-100% accuracy with limited comprehension.
At levels L-Z:
95-97% accuracy with excellent or satisfactory comprehension or 98-100% accuracy with limited comprehension.

Fountas & Pinnell Criteria for Independent Level Reading

At levels A-K:
95-100% accuracy with excellent or satisfactory comprehension.
At levels L-Z:
98-100% accuracy with excellent or satisfactory comprehension.

Fountas & Pinnell Criteria for Hard Level Reading

At levels A-K:
Below 90% accuracy with any comprehension score.
At levels L-Z:
Below 95% accuracy with any comprehension score.


We hope this helps!

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des moines
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5/5/2010
des moines
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Were are using the LLI and the Benchmark. This criteria helps in placement, but we are helping guide teachers to know when to move a child up to the next level. Three running records at the in the criteria range at the instructional level or 3 running records at the independent level before moving up?
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Irene and Gay
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5/13/2010
Irene and Gay
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F&P Forum Visitor wrote:
Were are using the LLI and the Benchmark. This criteria helps in placement, but we are helping guide teachers to know when to move a child up to the next level. Three running records at the in the criteria range at the instructional level or 3 running records at the independent level before moving up?


Rather than setting a rigid criterion for moving a student "up" a level, use informed teacher decision making. If students are reading well at an instructional level and they demonstrate comprehension through conversation, the reading records should be getting at the top of instructonal level or even into independent level. You cannot spend the time to get three of these records because you are only getting a record on a student every 6 days in LLI. That might mean taking far too long on a level. So, look at your most recent records and also use your observational notes as a basis for moving to the next level. If the books are too hard, you will know it right away and can spend some extra time on the level borrowing books from other systems (blue, orange, green) if available. If not, choose books from the book room and spend more time on the phonics principles for the level.

(We have found that ten days on a level is sufficient in most cases.) You can also consult the Guided Reading continuum at the end of each level in your Lesson Guides to help you determine if students are ready to move on.

Best regards,
Gay Su Pinnell

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Moderator note: I am moving this thread to the Fountas & Pinnell subforum. Thank you for posting it!
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