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READ Plans


READ Plan Resources for Educators:

The READ Act states specific processes and elements to be part of READ Plan creation and ongoing student support. These resources provide educators with support for the effective planning and implementation of a READ Plan.

READ Act Assessment Timeline (PDF)

  • READ Act Assessment timeline covers beginning of the school year, ongoing throughout the school year, and end of school years steps. 

Significant Reading Deficiency: Determination Process & Definitions

  • Defines what a Significant Reading Deficiency is, covers the determination process, and provides definitions for key terms used in the process.

Body of Evidence

  • Covers what a body of evidence is, collection of data to build a body of evidence, utilization, and includes a sample template. 

READ Plans 101

  • Once a student has been identified as having a Significant Reading Deficiency, a READ Plan will need to be created. This series of instructional videos walks through the purpose, creation, and implementation of READ Plans. 

READ Plan Checklist (PDF) 

  • PDF Document designed to support effective READ Plan implementation

READ Plan Sample (DOCX)  (updated July 2021)

  • Word document to include all components of a READ Plan

Parent Communication (PDF)

  • Talking points to cover with parents upon implementing a READ Plan


READ Plans beyond 3rd grade

Colorado's READ Act requires that a READ plan acquired in grades K-3 remains in place until a student has reached grade level reading competency, determined locally through a body of evidence. The Office of Literacy has created guidance documents to aid in considerations for assessment, support, and instruction,  as well as links to resources. 

READ and Individual Education Plans Guidance for Students with Disabilities (PDF)

  • Co-created by the Office of Literacy and Exceptional Student Services Unit. This document provides information on the implementation of READ plans for students with IEPs.

READ and English Learners

  • Find a sample READ Plan for EL Students, EL Guidance, WIDA Can Do Descriptors, ELD functions and scaffolds charts, and the IES Practice Guide for Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades

READ Plans and Kindergarten School Readiness 

  • This webinar includes background information on required Kindergarten assessments in Colorado, how to use the problem-solving process across these assessments, and the requirements and flexibilities in documentation in creating and maintaining individual student plans.


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