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

Thought this post makes a nice addition to my blog’s ongoing discussion of Reading Recovery. Thanks to Literacy Pages for making it available to reblog. Readers looking for the “Thanks to Reading Recovery Teachers” blog entry will find it is the next one down from this reblog.

Literacy Pages

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.  The inconsistencies between the information provided by different sources can make it confusing to know which information is accurate.  In this post, I would like to make your search less overwhelming and confusing by providing you with accurate credible information on running records gathered from reliable resources.

It is important for teachers to be well trained in administering a running record with integrity to keep the tool a reliable and valid measure (Kaye & VanDyke, p. 7).  Two important parts to running record training are learning how to “take quality running records” and learning theory that supports teachers with interpreting behaviors using a…

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