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

    8/23/2021-10/22/2021 1st-12th grade

    10/1/2021-10/29/21     Kindergarten Initial Test

    11/1/21-11/30/21 Kindergarten Verifications as needed

       -Teacher Decision window 10/22/2021-10/29/2021 (1st-12th)

                                              11/30/21- 12/7/21 (Kindergarten)


    Midyear Assessment Window

     1/4/2022-2/18/2022  (All grades)  

       -Teacher Decision Window 2/18/2022-2/25/2022

    Spring Assessment Window

     5/2/2022-5/31/2022 (All grades)

    READ Plan Deadlines

    Fall: 11/19/2021 (1st-12th)  1/14/22 (Kindergarten)

    Midyear: 3/11/2022 (All grades)

    Spring: 6/3/2022 (All Grades) 


    Cate Beck and Amy Corr
    Assessment Specialists 

    AR&D Hotline: (720) 423-3736

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