3rd Grade Benchmark Reading Assessments - Passages, Questions, & Data PRINT ONLY

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✅Contains 30 Lexile® certified passages with question sets broken up into three separate assessments. Each assessment contains 5 fiction and 5 nonfiction passages.

✅These benchmark assessments can be used for the beginning, middle, and end of the year to track growth and identify learning gaps. Passages and question sets are aligned to 3rd grade Common Core Standards.

✅Features certified Lexile® leveled close reading passages with standards based questions to give teachers a clear picture of student gaps and track progress to guide instruction.


✏️Comprehensive - Includes 3 separate benchmark assessments. Each assessment contains 10 passages broken up into 5 fiction and nonfiction passages. Questions are written to mimic state testing.

✏️Lexile Levels - All qualifying passages include a certified Lexile measure. Passages vary across the 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).

✏️Easy Data Management - Excel data spreadsheet with instructions is also included. Simply enter the student names and answers. The spreadsheet will breakdown student results by question and by standard.

✏️Empowering - Benchmark tests & resulting data empowers teachers to make data driven decisions regarding interventions or small groups. Teachers and students can celebrate success.

✏️Thorough - Each assessment is lengthy and will require time for students to take, but results will be a valuable tool to guide long-term instruction.

These benchmarks can be used with my standards-based comprehension passages for 3rd grade.

MagiCore is a Certified Lexile Partner:

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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