Spotting Trends on the Running Record Follow
Overview: The running record can help teachers to spot patterns in a student's miscues and can inform instructional next steps.
The running record portion of a student's graded assessment can contain useful and granular details related to how the student is reading. To view a student's running record, click on the name of that last assessment from your dashboard. For example, we can click on Harry Potter's last assessment, "Crouching Tiger," to see how he read this text:
To interpret the running record, please see Literably's scoring conventions here. On Harry's running record below, we can see the miscues he made noted in red:
There are some patterns across these miscues:
- Harry dropped the "-ed" suffix several times. For example, he read "move" instead of "moved"; "crouch" instead of "crouched."
- He made substitution errors on several sight words (e.g., he, was, outside, etc.).
- He misread an irregular verb: stood.
These patterns lead us to think that Harry may benefit from some reteaching on "-ed" endings and some specific sight words. In the "Notes" section under the running record, we can document these observations as a reminder to work on these skills with Harry as an instructional next step:
These notes will be saved on this graded assessment and will be visible if you share the secret access link to this page with another person.