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CDE-approved District or BOCES Reading Course


13.01(C)(2)(c): passed a CDE-approved district or BOCES reading course or a course appropriate for license renewal and passed the end of course assessment of learning


Educators will submit evidence of meeting the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement to the CDE through the Colorado Online Licensing System. This system is anticipated to be “live” in January 2021.

District Duties/Tasks

  • District/BOCES completes District/BOCES PD review application and submits to the CDE for review and approval.

  • Upon approval by the CDE, the district/BOCES attends a CDE webinar to learn the following:

    • Information regarding the district’s/BOCES responsibilities which include: 

      •  scheduling and delivering the training. 

      • maintaining records of teachers who participated in the training, completed the training, and passed the end of course assessment.

      • Providing a CDE-approved certificate of completion to participants.

    • Webinar Recording (15 minutes) Webinar Slides (PDF)

  • District/BOCES provides a CDE-approved certificate of completion to those who have successfully completed the training and passed the end of course assessment.

  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement. 
  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.

Teacher Duties/Tasks

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

  • Teacher completes the CDE-approved District or BOCES reading course and takes the end of course assessment earning a passing score.

  • Teacher receives a certificate of completion which notes a passing score on the end of course assessment. 

  • Teacher submits his/her certificate of completion through the Colorado Online Licensing System. 
    • Anticipated date for licensing system to accept submitted certificates: January 2021

  • Teacher receives and saves a copy of documentation from the CDE that demonstrates the “READ Act designation” attached to their CDE file. 

  • Teacher provides the district with documentation of successful completion of course requirements.

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