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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.

Narrative Benchmark books

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


The Benchmark Book Project

Join us in creating a list of benchmark books.