Benchmark Assessment System: Administration, Analysis, Use in Planning

When registering for any Summer Academy workshop, be sure to provide an email address and phone number where you can be reached during the summer.

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Professional DevelopmentEnglish Language Arts
Professional DevelopmentSummer Academy


During this workshop, appropriate for both new users of the Benchmark Assessment System and for those wishing to strengthen their use of this tool, we will examine the following topics:

  • Coding running records
  • Facilitating the comprehension conversation
  • Analysis of running records
  • Analysis of the comprehension conversation – thinking within, about, and beyond the text
  • Using assessment results, analysis and the Continuum of Literacy Learning to plan for instruction

Participants should bring their copies of The Continuum of Literacy Learning.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers and Specialists, Grades K - 3.


10 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon the completion of these day of training, in addition to outside assignments (as per ESE regulations).


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Photo of Laurel Dickey

    Laurel Dickey has been a teacher leader in the Reading Recovery program at the Collaborative for Educational Services since 1993. Her long commitment to ensuring that all young children excel as literacy learners has informed her work over the past 25 years with young children who are struggling with literacy learning, and in training teachers who work with these children. 

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, the Collaborative will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 5 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you.  Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.