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, 2015 and closes July 2, 2015. In an effort to expedite the notification and distribution process for READ Act funds for the 2015 school year, the department has revised the READ collection and verification timeline. This will enable the department to have all data verified by July 1 so we may inform districts of funding levels by the end of July, one month sooner than in past years.
Recorded Webinar from May 19, 2015 - Topics covered: Read Plan Field - scenarios of use and 4-12 Cohort extract and reporting
File Layout and Definitions
Data Elements for READ 2014-2015
The elements for the 2014-2015 school year are the same as the 2013-2014 school year with the exception of one additional field called READ Plan. This element is a yes/no field and is one character in length. The total file length for submission is 111 characters for the 2014-2015 school year.
Data Elements for the READ 2015-2016
The elements for the 2015-2016 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 2015-2016 school year.
Please contact Whitney Westgaard or call at 303-866-6421 for questions about the READ Collection or to be added to the list serve.