The Colorado READ Act requires districts to report specific student, school, and district level data to CDE to determine and report on the important milestones in implementing key provisions of S.B. 19-199. The information provided in these reports is intended to assist the department, the state board of education, the governor, and the public in monitoring the implementation of and identifying the results achieved in implementing the Colorado READ Act.
The READ Act provides per-pupil intervention funds to assist LEPs (Local Education Providers) in providing intervention support to students identified as having significant reading deficiencies (SRDs). For the 2021-22 reporting window, there are three file uploads required in Data Pipeline in order for a district to successfully complete the READ data collection. Districts are also required to submit a budget plan for the 2022-23 school year. For more information regarding district budget submissions, please visit the READ Budget Submission website.
Release of 2022-23 READ per-pupil funds to school districts is contingent upon district submission of required teacher training data to Data Pipeline and CDE approval of district READ budgets and the following data:
2022-23 Teacher Training Completion Reporting (NEW for 2022)
Districts must annually ensure and report that all K-3 teachers who provide literacy instruction to students in grades K-3 have completed evidence-based training in teaching reading. The 2022-23 READ Act Teacher Training Completion collection in Data Pipeline opened on Monday, August 1, 2022. Using the Data Pipeline, local education providers are required to report the READ Act teacher training completion status of K-3 teachers who provide literacy instruction to students in grades K-3. Districts can view reports in COOL of educators in their school district who have submitted documentation to COOL to demonstrate that they have met the READ Act training requirements. This report is available to district officials who have been approved for eLicensing Verification Access (EVA). This information can be found on the Educator Professional Development Requirements webpage.
Non-Licensed Teachers Training Reporting (NEW for 2022)
A non-licensed teacher is a teacher who is responsible for classroom instruction, but does not hold a Colorado Teaching License. A non-licensed educator might be a teacher, administrator or support staff in a K-12 school system. The purpose of this form is to collect contact information of non-licensed teachers, so that an email can be sent requesting documentation of meeting the READ Act requirements. The email conversation will be conducted on a secure email server to protect personal identifiable information (PII).
The non-licensed teachers evidence submission process through the secure file transfer (SFT) server closed on August 15, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. Non-licensed teachers will now need to submit their evidence of completion through their district. Please reach out to your district leadership to learn how to submit your evidence of meeting the READ Act teacher training requirements.
2022-23 Literacy Programs & Assessment Reporting (Implemented in 2020)
Districts must annually report the READ Act administered interim and diagnostic assessments along with the core, supplemental, and intervention instructional literacy programs for grades K-3 for each school operated by the LEP (including charter schools). The collection window for the 2022-23 data was April 1, 2022 – June 30, 2022. The information provided in this report will be publicly reported and will enable the department to work with districts to ensure their programs meet statutory requirements.
2021-22 Spring READ Assessment Reporting (Implemented in 2013)
Districts must annually report the information necessary to determine the prevalence of SRDs among students in grades K-3. This data determines the per-pupil funding for districts by dividing the amount of money available by the total number of K-3 students identified has having an SRD in the preceding budget year. District must also report whether or not students in grades 4-12 remain on a READ plan. The information provided in this report will be publicly reported and will enable the department to calculate district funding.
READ Data Collection for 2021-22 Spring Assessment File and 2022-23 Literacy Programs & Assessment reporting concluded on July 1, 2022
READ Data Collection for 2022-2023 READ Teacher Training Completion Reporting closed on August 31, 2022