READ Act Facilitators: Tonja Peacock and Jan Gibson
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About the Colorado READ Act

The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (Colorado READ Act) was passed by the Colorado legislature in 2012, giving the state the guiding philosophy, structure and resources to get children reading at grade level by the time they enter the fourth grade.

Colorado's Commitment to Early Literacy

The ability to read is perhaps the most important skill we can teach in school.

The READ Act creates a system to identify students experiencing challenges with reading, to engage parents in the development of reading improvement plans and to provide quality support for those most at risk.

By challenging our state to move more students toward grade-level proficiency in reading, we believe collectively we can increase overall student achievement here in Colorado. Early student success is a roadmap to everyone's future success. It all begins with reading.

Link to Douglas County School District's READ site

CDE READ Act Parent Resources Page

Additional CDE Parent Resources

Dyslexia Resources for Parents- CDE Dyslexia Handbook


DCSD Dyslexia Page