Fountas & Pinnell

Al-Bayan Bilingual School performs the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessments twice each year for every student between KG2 and Grade 8. This is a standardized, teacher-administered, one-on-one assessment which allows us to record oral fluency, decoding, vocabulary and comprehension.

Teachers use this assessment to determine a student’s independent and instructional reading level. Based on the results of these assessments, students are assigned a text level and teachers are able to document and track student progress. For reading instruction, students are placed in small groups, made up of students of a similar reading level.

For more information about the F&P Text Level Gradient please visit:

To download the reading lists by F&P Text Level please visit: