Instructional Practice

Effective Practices

Running Roster

PL-2, I-2, I-3, I-9



Quick Tips

Try using running rosters for tracking social and behavioral skills as well as academic skills (i.e., participation in group activities, using manners in the cafeteria, or days a student forgets to wear his/her uniform).

During reading lessons, teachers can track data about a student's comprehension level, fluency rate, and High Frequency Word mastery. 


Symbols and marking conventions for tracking Reading

Running Record Template

Using Excel to create a Running Roster


Other Strategies

Sticker Chart

A chart table can be used to track individual or class attendance and/or completion of tasks.


A rubric is a tool that describes a list of specific criteria to measure student progress and mastery for specific skills and behaviors.