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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
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.
March 10, 2020
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
READ Collection Trainings
- General READ Collection Training Webinar Recording, General READ Collection Training (PPT)
- Recording link
- General READ Collection Training Webinar Recording ,General READ Collection Training (PPT)
This training will cover data privacy and security, purpose of the READ Collection, 2018-19 timeline, budget planning survey, detailed steps on completing the data file submission and budget planning survey process, coding scenarios, common problems, and a Q/A session.
- Budget Planning and Reporting Survey Training Webinar Recording, Budget Planning and Reporting Training (PPT)
This training will provide information necessary for completing the READ Budget Planning Survey, detailed steps on completing the process, and a Q/A session.
- Allowable uses of Per Pupil Intervention Funds
- READ Budget Submission Guidance
- READ File Layout Template
- Spring 2019 FAQ's
- Cut Scores Documents for Interim Assessments
Please contact Whitney Hutton or call at 303-866-6421 for questions about the READ Collection or to be added to the list serve.