What are Running Records and how are they used?

A running record is a tool designed by literacy expert Marie M. Clay and used primarily by Reading Recovery® educators to assess a child’s reading level. Running records allow teachers to evaluate how well a student is using the reading strategies they’re being taught in class and then determine when that student is ready to advance to the next reading level. Each MaryRuth Books title has a corresponding running record available as a free download on the individual title, or book set, product page.