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Data Pipeline Snapshots - READ


The purpose of the READ collection is to determine per pupil funding for districts by taking a count of students at the end of the year who have a significant reading deficiency. The READ collection opened April 1, 2016 and closes July 1, 2016. For the 2015-2106 school year, include students in grades K-6 ( all K-3 students enrolled at time of testing and 4-6 cohort students)



Upcoming Webinars:

Budget Planning and Reporting for 2017 Data Collection:

In the spring of 2017, CDE will be implementing a budget planning and reporting requirement from the READ Act as part of the annual READ data collection. The READ Act requires districts to provide the department with a plan for how they intend to use READ funds prior to receiving funds (section 22-7-1210(5)© C.R.S.).

For districts intending to use READ funds for summer school or intervention services, information related to how the programs are based on scientific or evidence-based research is necessary. The Office of Literacy will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM to support school districts in preparing for the implementation of the new budget planning and reporting requirements for the 2017 READ data collection. District leads for the READ Act and READ Respondents are encouraged to attend.

Per statute, districts are encouraged to use scientifically-based or evidence-based instructional programs from the Advisory Lists. Please check with the Literacy person in your district to determine if the intervention program your district is using is on the Advisory Lists. Programs on the Advisory Lists will meet the requirements for the new budget planning and reporting submission. However, if your district is using an intervention program that is not on the Advisory Lists, the Request for Information process for the Advisory List of Instructional Programs for the READ Act is open now through January 26, 2017 for programs to submit.For questions regarding the RFI process please contact Marisa Calzadillas.



2016-2017 READ Collection Timeline

Cross LEA Validation Errors Memo


File Layout and Definitions

Data Elements for the READ 2016-2017
The elements for the 2016-2017 school year include changes in the exemption fields for those students who are served through an Individual Education Plan. The total file length remains 111 characters for the 2016-2017 school year.

Business Rules

Business Rules for the 2015-16 READ Collection


Additional Links

Contact Information:

Please contact Whitney Westgaard or call at 303-866-6421 for questions about the READ Collection or to be added to the list serve.

Archived Pages

2013/14 READ Collection (in pipeline) Archived Resource Page

2012-13 READ Collection (in Automated Data Exchange) Archived Resource Page

Data Elements for READ 2014-2015

Data Elements for READ 2015-2016

Frequently Asked Questions - 2014-15 READ Collection


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