NLSD #113 Elementary Level Reading Assessment – Fiction Text –RUNNING RECORD Page 1 (FEB 07)
Student _________________________ Grade _ Date _________ Recorder ______________
Comprehension Score ____% Error Rate __:__ Accuracy _____% S.C. Rate __:__
Easy Instructional Hard
(98%-100%) (93%-97%) (0%-92%)
Text is: Very Familiar Moderately Familiar Unfamiliar
Title The Rock Boss Analysis E SC
Level 10 Word Count 118 Errors & SC Violated Used
E SC Student / Text M S V M S V
Goat sat on the rock. “I am the boss of this rock. Look
at my horns!” he said.
Fox sat down next to Goat. “No one is the boss of this
rock”, he said.
Goat was mad. He put down his head and….
… Poof! Fox fell off the rock.
Goat laughed and laughed. “Who is the boss?” he said.
Fox looked at Goat’s horns. “You are the boss”, he
Rabbit came up to the rock. He sat down next to Goat.
“Go away!” said Goat.
“I don’t want to”, said Rabbit.
“Look at my horns!” said Goat. “I am the boss”.
“No, you are not”, said Rabbit. Cueing Systems Used Effectively
Meaning cues (semantic)
Goat was mad. Poof! Up, up, up went Rabbit… Structural Cues (syntax)
Visual Cues (graphophonic)
Error Rate = word count # of errors Self-Correction Rate = (E + SC) SC
Accuracy = (# correct word count) x 100
Reading Strategies Observed Fluency Concept of Print/Text Features
Pictures Chunks (finds parts they know) Slow, word by word Attends to punctuation
Letters/sounds Syllables (decodes in word Some phrasing Attends to title, labels, captions
Self-corrects/ parts) Phrased and fluent Uses illustrations, graphs, charts
crosschecks Meaningful substitutions Intonation/expression Uses vocabulary from text
Re-reads Prior knowledge/ Personal Pace – slows down to Other: _________
Reads on connections de-code when
Context Other:________________ necessary
Observations/Notes/Strengths/Needs/Recommendations for Instruction:
NLSD #113 Elementary Level Reading Assessment – Fiction Text COMPREHENSION Page 2
Title Level Student Date
Instructional PART A PART B Minimum needed
Retelling Score Questions score Total Score:
Level: (to advance)
1 to 8 ___/6 n/a ___/6 = % 5/6 = 83%
9 & up ___/12 ___/6 ___/18 = % 15/18 = 83%
PART A: Story Retelling (You may scribe response and attach it.)
While the initial “Tell me what this book/story is about” is necessary, students should be able to do the
retelling without additional prompting.
Use prompts when necessary, but when prompting is used, half points should be given.
Place the student’s score in the appropriate column: U = Unprompted P = Prompted
All Levels U P Levels 9 & up U P
1.CHARACTERS 4. SETTING
Names main character = 1 Gives place = 1
Names other characters = 1 Gives time = 1
2. ACTION: Recalls major events 5. PROBLEM: Identifies main problem
Complete = 2 or Partial = 1 Complete = 2 or Partial = 1
3. SEQUENCE of events in order 6. OUTCOME
Correct = 2 or Partial = 1 Gives problem solution = 1
Gives story ending = 1
PART B: Questions to Check for Understanding
(Questions are for levels 9 & up – optional for levels 1-8 ) Score
Literal: Direct recall (who, what, when, where)
Inferential: In your head – go beyond literal meaning to what is implied (why, how, what if…)
“Why do you think… happened? How did… feel? Why did ... act that way?” etc.
Critical: Personal connections (to other stories, to own experiences, to the world)
“What part did you like best and why? Does this remind you of another story? What did you learn?” etc.
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