The FOUNTAS AND PINNELL BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT SYSTEM is the ultimate literacy resource for the classroom. Through the Fountas and Pinnell A-Z gradient, educators are provided with a reliable, accurate way to determine a child's reading level. This invaluable resource for principals, literacy coordinators and teachers assists with planning and documenting change in student reading progress across the school year. The Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System: uses specially created benchmark books to place students on the Fountas and Pinnell A-Z gradient; creates a detailed and quantifiable assessment of student reading comprehension; links assessment to instruction to meet students' specific needs; saves teachers precious time by providing them with recording forms, checklists and data management resources. Feature and benefits: determines students' independent and instructional reading levels; groups students for reading instruction; selects texts that will be match student reading levels, helping them to progress; assesses the outcomes of teaching. The FOUNTAS AND PINNELL BENCHMARK ASSESSMENT SYSTEM K-2 (Levels A-L) Kit contains: 28 books (14 fiction and 14 non-fiction) -- assessment guide -- assessment forms book and CD -- optional assessments item book -- assessment data management CD -- professional development DVD -- THE CONTINUUM OF LITERACY LEARNING: A GUIDE TO TEACHING -- 30 student folders -- Fountas and Pinnell Calculator/Stopwatch.