Administrators play an important role in determining the success of
school initiatives, including the implementation of the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark
Assessment System. In order to support the implementation
process and the teachers using the materials, administrators must have
solid understanding of the Benchmark Assessment system, the
role of assessment in effective instruction, and how to support those using the assessment.
This seminar will provide an overview of the Benchmark Assessment system, including research, the importance of taking and analyzing reading records, and how to link assessment to instruction. It will suggest ways to facilitate implementation, and will provide specific checklists of things to look for in effective administration of the Benchmark Assessment system, and evidence of its application to classroom instruction.
- Become familiar with the Benchmark Assessment system and ways to support teachers implementing the assessment.
- Learn how to look for evidence of the link between assessment and effective classroom instruction.