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READ Data Collection


The purpose of the READ data collection is to collect data needed to fulfill statutory requirements for the annual legislative report and to determine per-pupil funding for districts by taking the count of students at the end of year who have a significant reading deficiency. Districts submit records of spring assessment data for all K-3rd grade students enrolled at the time of data submission and 4-12th grade students who are included in the READ Cohort.


On March 18, Gov. Jared Polis issued an Executive Order calling for the suspension of in-person instruction in all of the state's public and private schools from March 23 to April 17 to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019. School and district leaders should plan for the possibility the Executive Order could be extended through the rest of the school year. 

The department will not collect spring reading assessment data and instead will base per pupil intervention funding for the 2020-21 school year on 2019-20 information. At this time, the department is determining what will be required to submit in the Spring collection beyond a budget and budget narrative for use of READ funds in the 2020-21 school year. We will be extending the budget submission timeline. More information about the revised budget submission timeline coming soon.

General READ Data Collection Webinar

February 27, 2020 3:00pm

Webinar Link

READ Budget Process Webinars

The P-3 office will be hosting an informational webinar on the new budget reporting requirement outlined in SB19-199. This new budget reporting requirement will take place during the 2019-20 data collection window.

Upcoming Webinars:

March 10, 2020

Webinar Link

Recorded webinars:

Feb 26, 2020

Feb 5, 2020

January 22, 2020

January 7, 2020

December 19, 2019


The 2019-2020 READ data collection opens Wednesday, April , 2020. Districts must have their READ data file and Budget Planning Survey submitted and locked by Friday, June 12, 2020. The deadline for file re-submissions is Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

File Layout and Definitions

Business Rules

READ Collection Trainings




Additional Resources

Contact Information

Please contact Whitney Hutton or call at 303-866-6421 for questions about the READ Collection or to be added to the list serve.