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Benchmark Texts: Stepping Up Complexity

Benchmark Texts: Stepping Up Complexity

Adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) represents the first time that explicit complexity levels have been set for grade-level texts. The Standards give little guidance for how to support the many students who struggle to read complex texts. TextProject is responding to this need with research-based resources to guide educators in identifying appropriate texts for struggling readers.

5 May 2011

Narrative Benchmark books

Freddy adds contemporary benchmark books to those already identified by Jeanne Chall and the CCSS.


7 October 2015


The Benchmark Book Project

Join us in creating a list of benchmark books.