Running Records: Frequently Asked Questions

While browsing through various literacy Facebook Groups I have noticed similar questions asked about running records.   I started gathering questions so that I could eventually address them all in one post. The answers I have provided come from my trusted sources: Marie Clay (the creator of running records) and Fountas & Pinnell (who provide us …

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Running Records 101: The History & How to Score, Code, & Analyze

Learning how to code errors and self-corrections, learning the formulas to calculate the accuracy and self-correction rates and learning how to analyze errors and self-corrections are all a part of running records.  The plethora of running record information available on the Internet can be overwhelming to sift through.  The inconsistencies between the information provided by …

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Steps to Analyzing a Running Record

Teachers are busy people with so many responsibilities!  Sometimes it may feel like we don't have enough time to go beyond the numbers that we calculate from the running records that we take.  When we stop our analysis at the accuracy rate the only information we learn is whether the text is at an appropriate …

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