The READ Act
The Colorado Reading To Ensure Academic Development Act (Colorado READ Act) was passed by the Colorado Legislature during the 2012 legislative session. The READ Act repeals the Colorado Basic Literacy Act (CBLA) as of July 1, 2013, 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.
READ Act Resources
Questions and Networking Opportunities:
- Please submit any questions that you would like answered after attending the presentation. We will respond and also capture information here to create a new FAQ document for READ in the 2016/2017 school year.
- Regional networking groups forming now! Please submit information if you would like to be contacted about regional professional development and networking groups that will be on-going in the 2016-2017 school year.