Running Record: Definition, Examples & Analysis


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Running records are used to:

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1. Data gathered about your students at the very beginning of the school year that gives you an idea about each student's current level of reading performance is called:

2. Some teachers administer _____ assessments during the year, with progress monitoring assessments given periodically.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Who uses running records? Why are they used? These are just some of the facts you must be familiar with when you use this quiz and worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will do the following:

  • Explain how running records are used
  • Identify the term used to describe the practice of gathering data about a student's reading performance at the beginning of a school year
  • State how many assessments some teachers administer during the year
  • Understand what determines the total number of words read correctly
  • Note what is assessed by asking students to retell the events they read in a passage

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the use of running records
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the number of assessments a teacher might administer over the course of the year
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the initial gathering of data regarding reading performance and how the total number of words read correctly is determined

Additional Learning

You can increase your understanding of this topic by referring to the lesson titled Running Record: Definition, Examples & Analysis. Details addressed in this lesson include:

  • Why many teachers prefer using this method
  • Which factors can impact the frequency of administering assessments
  • What materials are needed to begin a reading assessment
  • Examples of applying the running records method in a reading classroom