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Digital Running Records on Raz-Plus

With our Online Running Record tool, Raz-Plus or Raz-Kids members can:

  • Assign and listen to recordings of Benchmark Passages and Books.
  • Score recordings using an online running record tool.

BENCHMARK PASSAGES & RUNNING RECORDS

Find students’ instructional levels by assessing their reading skills with developmentally appropriate texts while recording reading behavior. Benchmark Passages are short text selections that are one part of a three-part process to help place students at their instructional levels for leveled reading sessions and to assess their readiness to progress to the next level.

Why Benchmark Passages

Benchmark Passages assess comprehension and reward students’ progress from level to level. They are one part of a three-part process that provides a more complete assessment of reading behavior and comprehension than any of the parts independently.

  • Each level has 2 fiction and 2 nonfiction passages.
  • Each level has at least 1 fiction-nonfiction passage pair on the same topic.
  • Each passage uses a level-appropriate percentage of words from leveled books at that reading level.
    • aa-E = 100%
    • F-J = 95% + 5% new words
    • K-Z = 90% + 10% new words
  • The text of the entire passage is used in the Running Record.
  • Most are one page long, but upper level passages can be two pages.
  • ALL are available on Raz-Plus .

How to Use Benchmark Passages

  1. Give a student a Benchmark Passage he or she has never seen before to read aloud. If you prefer to use familiar text, use the fiction-nonfiction topic pair at each level. Use one passage from the pair to support a student’s understanding of the topic before assessing with the other passage.
  2. Record the student’s reading behavior using the passage’s Running Record form.
  3. If a student scores 90 percent, assess the student’s comprehension using a Quick Check from Level A-Z and Retelling Rubrics .
  4. If a student scores from 90%-94% percent on the running record and answers comprehension questions at 80%-100%, he or she is at an instructional level. (For more details, see About Running Records ).
  5. Use Benchmark WOWzers to reward students’ progress from level to level.

Features and Chart

  • 2 7 words per line; 4.5 words average
  • 1 line per page
  • 30 55 words total
  • Complete sentences
  • Repetition of high-frequency words
  • Repetitive pattern with one or two word changes per page
  • Pattern may change on last page, such as a surprise ending
  • Predictable language
  • One-to-one text-to-picture correspondence
  • Familiar topics
  • Consistent text placement
  • 10 pages

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How to Apply for a Maryland #mva, #motor #vehicle #administration, #dmv, #maryland


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How to Apply for a Maryland:

Proof of identity and residency are required of all applicants for a new Maryland driver’s license, learner’s permit or identification (ID) card; please use the online document guide to assist you with what to bring to the MVA.

The Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration will verify the information provided on your application to determine eligibility.

All applicants for a driver’s license are checked with the National Driver Registry. If your license is suspended, revoked, canceled or refused, you are not eligible for a Maryland driver’s license.

Drivers must meet certain vision requirements. Visit the MVA’s vision requirements page for additional information.

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) is now printing/mailing one of the most secure driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and identification (ID) cards in the nation. All cards are now delivered through the mail within 7-10 business days. The new cards incorporate cutting-edge security features to help protect against identity theft and fraud. The new cards also meet all state and federal standards and are REAL ID compliant. As always, we encourage customers to Skip the Trip and renew their driver’s license or ID card via web, kiosk and mail. The MVA’s online services can be found here. Much more information on our new secure cards, including how to expedite delivery of the new products, can be found here .

Immigrants with temporary lawful status in the U.S. will be issued a limited term driver’s license or ID card, valid for the duration of their lawful status in the U.S.

If you are seeking a Maryland driver’s license and have a foreign license that is not suspended or revoked, please complete the 3-hour alcohol and drug education program and present the license before taking your driving skills test. If you do not have a foreign license, you will need to obtain a learner’s permit, complete the Maryland Driver Education Program and meet other requirements before taking your driving skills test.

Immigrants, presenting foreign documentation without valid accompanying United States Citizenship and Immigration Services documentation, can obtain a federally noncompliant Maryland driver’s license or ID card. Please visit the online document guide for more detailed instructions.

RENEWALS FOR ELIGIBLE DRIVERS

To improve customer service and reduce wait times, customers under the age of 40, who are eligible, must renew their driver’s license here. or by mail or MVA Kiosk. Your renewals will no longer be completed at an MVA branch office counter.

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR LICENSE CORRECTION

To request a change of address card, a corrected driver’s license or ID card, please complete the transaction online here or by MVA kiosk.

An additional fee applies for new, corrected licenses or ID cards. A change of address card is sent at no extra cost, as an attachment, which should be stored with the license or ID card. The new license, ID card or attachment card will be mailed.

DUPLICATE DRIVER’S LICENSE OR ID CARD

Please request a duplicate driver’s license or ID card online with the new online option here or by MVA kiosk. These transactions are no longer handled over the counter and the duplicate driver’s license or ID card is mailed to the address on record at the MVA.

MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD REFERRALS

For the safety of all drivers, the MVA’s Medical Advisory Board must consider your medical status as part of your license request. Please be assured that all medical information is kept confidential and is only reviewed by the MVA’s Medical Advisory Board physician.

All drivers are required to report medical conditions to the MVA, including:

1. Diabetes that has caused a low blood sugar episode requiring assistance from another person in the last 6 months

4. A heart condition that has caused a loss of consciousness in the past 6 months

6. A condition that causes you to have dizzy spells, fainting, or blackouts

7. Sleep apnea or narcolepsy

8. A history of traumatic brain injury

9. A condition that causes weakness, shaking, or numbness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet that may affect your ability to drive

10. A hand, arm, foot, or leg that is absent, amputated, or has a loss of function that may affect your ability to drive

11. An eye problem which prevents a corrected minimum visual acuity of 20/70 in at least one eye or binocular field of vision of at least 110 degrees

12. Alcohol use problem

13. Drug use problem

14. A mental health condition that may affect your ability to drive