Professional Development


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Third edition to be released November 2017 - Reserve your system today

Versioned for the Australian market, the third edition includes updated components, levelled books, and online resources

Highly respected and effective

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems 1 and 2 accurately and reliably identify the instructional and independent reading levels of students:

  • document the progression of students through one-on-one formative and summative assessments 
  • use precise tools and texts to observe and quantify specific reading behaviours
  • work with assessment data to plan meaningful, responsive instruction.
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How is it implemented?

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems (BAS) assessments are conducted one-on-one.

In Part 1 of the assessment, the student reads aloud and talks about the system’s original, precisely levelled fiction and nonfiction books, while the teacher observes and notes the reader’s behaviours on carefully constructed forms.

In Part 2, the teacher conducts a revealing Comprehension Conversation. Optional Part 3 uses a Writing About Reading prompt to elicit response to the text.

Features of the Third Edition include:

  • A refined comprehension conversation for more rigorous adminisation, analysis and scoring
  • Updated Assessment Guide and record forms
  • New Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
  • Updated Levelled books including factual revisions to some nonfiction books and minor revisions to some fiction books
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Digital Resources

  • Enhanced digital delivery: all recording forms, summary forms, optional assessments and videos will be available as Online Resources
  • All NEW Professional Development and Tutorial videos
  • Updated Online Data Management System (ODMS) to accommodate both the Second and Third Edition scoring
  • NEW BAS Universal Reading Record App (available for separate purchase from Apple iTunes®

Professional Development

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment
System: Professional Development Workshop

Participants will thoroughly examine the Benchmark Assessment System and explore how to utilise the system to accurately benchmark students and design effective literacy instruction that meets the needs of all students.


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Webinar recording
St John Bosco Primary School

Julie and Marc from St John Bosco Primary School, Victoria, share their school's success with LLI and Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS).


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