READ Act

The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act) was passed by the Colorado legislature and went into effect on July 1, 2013. This law focuses on K-3 literacy development and includes requirements for assessment, individualized READ Plans for students reading Significantly Below Grade Level (SBGL), and specifics around parent communication and involvement. CDE will be collecting READ Act information yearly. DPS currently supports Istation as its READ Act assessment in grades K-8 and Student Reading Inventory (SRI) in grades 6 – 12.  STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reader, i-Ready, and DIBELS are also approved for use within DPS.

 

2017-18 READ Act information forthcoming; we are waiting on details from CDE.

 

2016-17 READ Act Assessment Windows Fall Initial Screener and SBGL Verification ELA-S English Assessment (K-3 only)* Midyear Spring
Grades 1 – 12 8/22 – 9/26 11/1 – 11/28 11/29 – 2/24 4/3 – 5/19
Kindergarten 8/22 – 10/25 3/1 – 3/31 11/29 – 2/24 4/3 – 5/19

*New READ Act requirement

Deadlines for fall READ plan creation/submission – November 18th (grades 1 – 12); December 16th (Kindergarten)
Deadline for midyear READ plan creation/updates – February 28th (all grade levels)
Deadline for spring READ plan creation/updates – May 31st (all grade levels)


ARE Contact:

READ_Act@dpsk12.org


Resources for READ Act Administration

Aimlines and End of Year Targets

DPS READ Act Assessment Cut Points and Aimlines

2017-18 School Year – Coming soon!

Istation ISIP Early Reader (ER) and Advanced Reader (AR) (DPS Aimline Only)
Istation ISIP Español (DPS Aimline Only)
Istation Cut Points by Grade and Month for SPF and READ Act (K-3 English, K-3 Spanish & 4-8 English)
DIBELS Next
IDEL
STAR
i-Ready

Elementary / K-8

READ Act Proficiency Band Cut Scores
•  Istation READ Act Cut Scores by Grade and Month (ER, AR, Lectura Temprana)
•  i-Ready READ Act Cut Scores (K-3 Fall, Midyear, and Spring Windows)
•  STAR READ Act Cut Scores – ER and Reader (K-3 Fall, Midyear, and Spring Windows)
•  DIBELS/IDEL READ Act Cut Scores (K-3 Fall, Midyear, and Spring Windows)
K-3 READ Act Assessments by School 2017-2018

Secondary

Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) College & Career

Parent Communication

3rd Grade Advancement/Retention Notification Letter
•  English
•  Amharic
•  Arabic
•  Burmese
•  Nepali
•  Russian
•  Somali
•  Spanish
•  Vietnamese
3rd Grade Advancement/Retention Post-Meeting Letter
•  English
•  Amharic
•  Arabic
•  Burmese
•  Nepali
•  Russian
•  Somali
•  Spanish
•  Vietnamese
DPS READ Act Talking Points for Parents of Students Reading SBGL
READ Act Brochure
•  English
•  Spanish
Removal from a READ Plan Letter
•  English
•  Amharic
•  Arabic
•  Burmese
•  Nepali
•  Russian
•  Somali
•  Spanish
•  Vietnamese
Significantly Below Grade Level Identification Letter

•  English:          K-3 and 4-12 
•  Amharic:        K-3 and 4-12
•  Arabic:            K-3 and 4-12
•  Burmese:       K-3 and 4-12
•  French:          K-3 and 4-12
•  Burmese:       K-3 and 4-12
•  Nepali:           K-3 and 4-12 
•  Russian:         K-3 and 4-12
•  Somali:           K-3 and 4-12
•  Spanish:         K-3 and 4-12
•  Vietnamese:  K-3 and 4-12 

Specific Populations

Students with Disabilities
•  How to create READ Plan from IEP
•  Colorado Emergent Literacy Scales (CELS) alternative assessment for students with severe cognitive disabilities (Coming Soon)
•  CELS Scoring Sheet