Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments in Reading

At Trafalgar Primary School, teachers use the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine students' independent and instructional reading levels by:

  • Observing student reading behaviors
  • Engaging students in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling
  • Making informed decisions that connect assessment to responsive teaching.

Assessments are made every month and recorded on Compass. The Fountas and Pinnell system uses letter grade system (A-Z) that covers students reading skills from Foundation to Year 8.

Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark results are provided under the ‘Analytics > Student Results’ tabs on Compass.