Case Study Student Reading Records: Benchmark Assessment System 1

An assessment conference in the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System represents a child's reading at that point in time. Using standardized procedures and multiple leveled texts, the conference provides a reliable picture of the child's reading strengths and weaknesses at that moment. These case studies of progress monitoring with student reading records will help you examine ways of looking at individual progress and monitoring adequate progress over time.

» Section 5: Introduction to Monitoring Progress and Case Studies: BAS 1

Grade 1 Case Studies


Has experienced difficulty attending to print and writing his name in kindergarten


An English Language Learner (ELL) who recently moved to a new school


Has advanced scores on the Benchmark Assessment and Where-to-Start Word Test


A reader at three different points in time

Grade 2 Case Studies


Has limited English proficiency and a mixed-language home environment


Started experiencing reading difficulties in first grade


Identified as having a learning disability and has received classroom instruction and supplemental reading support


Has a strong grasp of high-frequency words, two-syllable words, and letter-sound relationships