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 (S.B.G.L), 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.

 

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 – 2/17 4/7 – 5/16
Kindergarten 8/22 – 10/20 3/1 – 4/6 11/29 – 2/17 4/7 – 5/16

*New READ Act requirement
Deadlines for READ plan creation/submission – November 18th (grades 1 – 12); December 16th (Kindergarten)

ARE Contact:
Melissa Pace
720.423.2129
Melissa_Pace@dspk12.org


Resources for READ Act Administration

End of Year Targets

Information coming week of 12/5!

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 

Spring Bridge Plan Letter
•  English

Specific Populations

3rd Grade Advancement/Retention Policy
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