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


  • 2019-20 Assessment Administration Dates
    Fall*
    Grades 1-12: August 19, 2019-October 18, 2019
    Kindergarten**: September 3, 2019-October 18, 2019

    Midyear
    Grades K-12: Dec. 2, 2019 – Feb. 14, 2020    
    Spring
    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)


    Questions?
    READ_Act@dpsk12.org

    AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736

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