READ Act: Opt-Out

  • 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.

Student reading

Dates to Know


    Fall Assessment Window

    8/24/2020-10/23/2020 1st-12th grade

    9/1/2020-10/23/2020   Kindergarten

       -Teacher Decision window 10/23/2020-10/30/2020

    Midyear Assessment Window

     12/1/2020-2/12/2021 (All grades)

       -Teacher Decision Window 2/12/2021-2/19/2021

    Spring Assessment Window

     5/3/2021-5/28/2021 (All grades)

    READ Plan Deadlines

    Fall: 11/13/2020 (1st-12th)  12/18/2020 (Kindergarten)

    Midyear: 2/28/2021 (All grades)

    Spring: 5/28/2021 (All Grades) 


    AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736


    AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736

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