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 Reading Inventory (RI) in grades 6 – 12.  STAR Early Literacy, STAR Reader, i-Ready, and DIBELS are also approved for use within DPS.

 

2017-2018 READ Act Assessment Windows Fall Initial Screener  K-3 SBGL Verification Midyear Spring
Grades 1 – 12 8/21 – 9/29 9/01 – 10/25 12/1  – 2/16 4/3 – 5/18
Kindergarten 8/21 – 10/25 9/01 – 10/25 12/1 – 2/16 4/3 – 5/18
Deadlines for fall READ plan creation/submission – November 17th (grades 1 – 12); December 15th (Kindergarten)
Deadline for midyear READ plan creation/updates – February 28th (all grade levels)
Deadline for spring READ plan creation/updates – May 25th (all grade levels)
3rd Grade Advancement/Retention notification – March 23rd
 

 


ARE Contact:

READ_Act@dpsk12.org


Resources for READ Act Administration

Aimlines and End of Year Targets

DPS READ Act Assessment Aimlines

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

Vendor Cut Points
i-Ready
STAR 
Istation
DIBELS Next
IDEL – Cut points by proficiency band and testing window currently unavailable for IDEL.

 

Elementary / K-8

K-3 READ Act Assessments by School 2017-2018

Plan Creation

READ Plan - blank copies
READ Plan
• PDFs (English and Spanish)
• MS Word (English and Spanish)

READ Plan for students with literacy focus in IEP
• PDFs (English and Spanish)
• MS Word (English and Spanish)

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 

SAL Communication and READ Office Hours

SAL Communication Archives 2017-2018

READ Office Hours Archives

1/19/18    Oasis Overview              Video and Slide deck
2/2/18     Question and Answer   Video, Slide deck and FAQ Document  (links coming soon!)