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

  • 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.)