Running records are one of the most valuable formative assessment tools that teachers can use to analyze student reading behaviors and help make instructional decisions. While a full running record analysis gives teachers the best information, it is not always realistic to conduct a full running record every day for every student; hence the birth of this partial running record form. Use this tool to monitor student progress during familiar readings at the beginning of a Guided Reading lesson by having students just read a page or two (primary) or a paragraph (intermediate grades) aloud as you record their miscues quickly and efficiently. The attached sample provides you with an example of how to complete the form. Check marks indicate accurate reading while a word written "box/basket" is a substitution in the child's reading. The coding at the bottom (numbers 1-8) allows you to record the reading behaviors that you observe during your partial running record in the far right column for each student.