READ Act Facilitator: Tonja Peacock
[email protected]

The Colorado Reading To Ensure Academic Development Act (HB 12-1238 - Colorado READ Act) was passed by the Colorado Legislature during the 2012 legislative session. The READ Act repeals the Colorado Basic Literacy Act, keeping many of the elements of CBLA such as a focus on K-3 literacy, assessment, and individual plans for students reading below grade level. The READ Act differs from CBLA by focusing on students identified as having a significant reading deficiency, delineating requirements for parent communication, and providing funding to support intervention. Other components of the Colorado READ Act include a competitive Early Literacy Grant and a resource bank of assessments, instructional programming, and professional development programs.

All Meadow View students K-6 are assessed three times a year (Fall, Winter, Spring) using iReady, our state approved READ Act assessment. If a student scores below the designated cut scores twice within one year, they are placed on a READ plan. Students with READ plans have a specific goal targeted, research-based interventions are provided, and progress monitoring occurs every 2-4 weeks. Plans are updated three times a year. Students remain on READ plan until they meet grade level proficiency.

More information and resources:
READ Act Brochure
READ Act Handout

Colorado Department of Education
Five Components of Reading