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.
Please note that DIBELS Next is now Acadience Reading. However, you will see them used interchangably in communications and documents on occasion.
2019-2020 Vendor Cut Points
Vendor Cut Points 2019-2020
i-Ready Views/Placement Definitions
Setting Growth Targets
Overall Reading Placement Tables
2017-2018 Placement Tables (applicable in 2018-2019 school year)
Data and Instruction
STAR Scores Quick Reference Guide
STAR Student Growth Percentiles
STAR Reports Quick Reference Guide
STAR Report Interpretation Guide for Colorado
Using STAR Scores to Match Books to Early Readers
Policy Brief: How to Catch Kids Before They Fall
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 May 1 – May 29, 2020
Any assessment scores obtained in April will not be used by AR&D for READ purposes, or for SPF/Accountability.
*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: May 29, 2020 (all grade levels)
AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736
OASIS, School Folders, SAL Designation, etc.)