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/Local Education Providers (LEPs) 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.
2020-21 District/LEP K-3 Literacy Program & Assessment Reporting
In 2019, the State Board of Education and the Colorado legislature worked together on several updates to the READ Act through Senate Bill 19-199 (SB 19-199). The updates emphasize the importance of using evidence-based instructional practices to achieve the original goal of the READ Act – teaching all students to read by third grade. The updates include requirements for districts to report K-3 literacy program information as part of their Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs).
READ Data Collection opens: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Intended Audience: District/LEP data respondents new to the READ collection
Webinar Content: data privacy & security, purpose of the READ collection, 2020-2021 timeline, file layout and definitions, detailed steps on completing the data file submission, coding scenarios, common problems, and a Q/A session.
2020-2021 New K-3 Literacy Program & Assessment Reporting Webinar:
Date/Time: Thursday, February 25th, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Intended Audience: District/LEP staff responsible for collecting and reporting K-3 Literacy Program Data (ex: READ Act data respondents, District READ Act leads, District UIP leads)
Webinar Content: data privacy & security, purpose of new components of the READ collection (including new K-3 literacy program reporting), file layout and definitions, detailed steps on completing the file upload, a Q/A session.