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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 (COOL) system. 


Important Dates for Teachers

August 1, 2022: evidence-based training in teaching reading must be completed.

August 15, 2022: documentation must be submitted to the Colorado Online Licensing (COOL) system.


All teachers who teach in kindergarten through grade three, must complete the training by August 1, 2022 to meet the deadline. In subsequent years, teachers hired after June 1, 2022 must enroll in the READ Act teacher training as soon as they receive their district email address. Teachers are expected to complete the training without delays so as to not impact the distribution of READ Act per-pupil dollars to the local education agency.

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 (COOL) system. 
    • For detailed instructions on submitting documentation to COOL, click here.

  • 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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