• 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-8. Please see below for resources for schools.


Student reading

Dates to Know

  • Fall Assessment Window

    8/23/2021-10/22/2021 1st-12th grade

    10/1/2021-10/29/21     Kindergarten Initial Test

    11/1/21-11/30/21 Kindergarten Verifications as needed

       -Teacher Decision window 10/22/2021-10/29/2021 (1st-12th)

                                              11/30/21- 12/7/21 (Kindergarten)


    Midyear Assessment Window

     1/4/2022-2/18/2022  (All grades)  

       -Teacher Decision Window 2/18/2022-2/25/2022

    Spring Assessment Window

     5/2/2022-5/31/2022 (All grades)

    READ Plan Deadlines

    Fall: 11/19/2021 (1st-12th)  1/14/22 (Kindergarten)

    Midyear: 3/11/2022 (All grades)

    Spring: 6/3/2022 (All Grades) 


    Cate Beck and Amy Corr
    Assessment Specialists 

    AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736

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