Addison was administered the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System in order to determine her current reading level. The following table demonstrates Addison’s independent, instructional, and frustration reading levels and a brief explanation of the levels compared to grade levels.
Independent Level Fountas and Pinnel Level P Grade 3 end of the year expectation for independent level
Instructional Level Fountas and Pinnel Level Q-R Grade 4 end of the year expectation for independent level.
Frustration Level Fountas and Pinnel Level S Grade 4 end of the year expectation for instructional level.
Addison read a narrative and an expository passage at Level P, “Plenty of Pets” a narrative passage and then an expository passage, “Animal Instincts”. Addison read both passages with 96% and 99% accuracy respectively. She scored satisfactory on both passages. When reading Level Q, she read a nonfiction passage, “Not Too Cold for a Polar Bear” with 97% accuracy and excellent comprehension. At Level R, she read with 95% accuracy and satisfactory for comprehension, although it is deliberate and arduous. However, when Addison read a narrative and expository text Level S, “Could Be Worse” and “Amazing Animal Adaptations”, reading both passages below 95% accuracy. When considering a fluency score, Addison primarily reads in three and four word groups, however it is not smooth and lacks expression with a slow rate most of the time. Aimweb progress