• 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.




Students reading in library

Dates to Know

  • 2019-20 Assessment Administration Dates
    Grades 1-12: August 19, 2019-October 18, 2019
    Kindergarten**: September 3, 2019-October 18, 2019

    Grades K-12: Dec. 2, 2019 – Feb. 14, 2020    
    Grades K-12 Update: CDE has cancelled the READ Act Spring testing requirements.

    *Note that there is not a separate window for verifications.  In the fall, K-3 and cohort students must be screened within 30 days. Verifications in the fall and midyear must be completed within the window, but must be in a different calendar month from the screen.  Please ensure that you schedule enough time within the window to reasonably complete these activities. 

    **We will not be accepting scores for kindergarteners prior to September 3rd.  

    Fall Teacher Decision Window (K-3) 10/19/19-10/25/19

    Midyear Teacher Decision Window (K-3) 2/14/20-2/21/20

    Deadline for fall READ plan creation/submission: November 15, 2019 (Grades 1-12)
                                                                                   December 13, 2019 (Kindergarten)

    Deadline for midyear READ plan creation/updates: February 28, 2020 (all grade levels)  

    Deadline for spring  READ plan updates/Bridge Plan: Update TBD



    AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736

    Assessment Applications
    OASIS, School Folders, SAL Designation, etc.)