Reading Assessments?

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  1. rachaelski

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    Aug 25, 2009

    I am a 7th and 8th grade teacher and I have a (wonderful) problem. My kids are testing out of the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Reading Assessment! Level Z is around 8th grade level, and many of my students are already testing at Z for independent reading levels!

    Do you know any quality reading assessments that test high reading levels?

    What I really like about the F & P leveling system is that it takes into account theme and thinking beyond the text for determining reading levels. For example, a typical 5th or 6th grade could READ The Giver, but without guidance students will not understand the thematic issues within the text, nor will they be able to think beyond the text. Therefore, The Given is a Y level text (I believe).

    Thanks!
     
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