• 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. Please see below for resources for schools.


Student reading

Dates to Know

  • 2018-19 Administration Dates
    Grades 1-12: August 20, 2018-October 26, 2018
    Kindergarten: September 1, 2018-October 26, 2018
    *We cannot accept scores from kindergarteners prior to 9/1/18.

    Grades K-12: Dec. 3, 2018 – Feb. 15, 2019

    Grades K-12 May 1 – May 31, 2019

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

    Deadline for fall READ plan creation/submission: November 16, 2018 (Grades 1-12); Decemember 15, 2018 (Kindergarten)

    Deadline for midyear READ plan creation/updates: February 28, 2019 (all grade levels)

    Deadline for spring  READ plan creation/updates/Bridge Plan: May 31, 2019 (all grade levels)


    ARE Hotline: (720) 423-3736