• 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 who have been identified as having a significant reading deficiency, 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-5. Please see below for resources for schools.


Student reading

Dates to Know

  • 2023-24 School Year

    Fall Assessment Window


    Grades 1-12: 

    Initial Screener: 9/5/23-9/21/23
    Verification (as needed) for 1-3: 10/2/23 - 10/22/23


    Initial Screener: 10/2/23 - 10/27/23
    Verification (as needed) 11/1/23 - 11/17/23


    Midyear Assessment Window

    All Grades:

    Assessment: 1/3/24 - 1/26/23
    Verification (as needed) for K-3: 2/1/24 - 2/15/24

    Spring Assessment Window

    All Grades:

    Assessment: 5/1/24 - 5/24/24
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    Teacher Decision Deadline


        1st-12th:  10/11/23-10/18/23   

        Kindergarten: 11/27/23-12/1/23

    Midyear:  All Grades: 2/15/24-2/23/24 

    Spring: N/A


     READ Plan Completion Deadlines:

     Fall: 10/31/23 (1st-12th)

            12/15/23 (Kindergarten)

     Midyear: 3/8/24 (All Grades)

     Spring: 5/31/24 (All Grades)

    Questions? 720-423-2564  720-423-3477

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