4/21/14 - Spring Outreach Documents :
During Spring 2014 outreach we will refer to the following documents:
Spring Outreach Presentation
Guidance on determining SRD at various times of the year: BOY, MOY, EOY
Guidance on READ and Students with Disabilities
Guidance on connections Readiness Plans and READ Plans
Crosswalk of DRA2, DIBELS and PALS to Readiness
Minimum Reading Skill Competencies: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade
Parent Talking Points
READ Implementation Time Line
ELL READ Plan example
4/15/14 - Cut Score Documents for Interim Assessments :
With the approval of new interim assessments in February of 2014 cut scores documents have been created to identify SRD for each of the assessments.
- ISIP Early Reading for Istation Cut Scores for determining Significant Reading Deficiency
- PALS Cut Scores for determining Significatn Reading Deficiency
3/20/14 - Spring READ Outreach - April and May :
The Colorado Department of Education Office of Literacy is offering a series of training sessions across the state designed to support further implementation of the READ Act (HB 12-1238). The training sessions are designed for teachers and instructional leaders focused on (1) Review of READ Act, (2) READ Plan Exemplars, (3) ELL guidance (4) READ Collection. Sessions will be capped at 40 participants so please sign up early, additionally we will provide light refreshments at each session.
Please make sure to bring a computer with you to access documents we will refer to during the session.
To register for a session click this link : https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1p5U4G3OFQSM7z5CizO6MXp0GGq8rxqcX5gVFXoYPSnY/viewform
All sessions will take place from 4:30pm - 7:00pm
|Limon CANCELLED on 4/4/14||East Central BOCES, 820 2nd St, Limon , CO CANCELLED on 4/4/14||April 8th|
|Haxtun||Northeast BOCES, 301 W. Powell St Haxtun, CO||April 23rd|
|Ft. Morgan||Fort Morgan School District Offices 715 W Platte Ave. Ft Morgan, CO||May 7th|
|Durango||Ft. Lewis College, 1000 Rim Dr. Durango, CO||May 5th|
|Alamosa||Adams State College, 208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, CO||May 6th|
|North Central Area|
|Greeley||University of Northern Colorado, 1700 9th Ave, Greeley, CO||May 5th|
|Brighton||District Training Center, 80 S 8th Ave. Brighton, CO||May 6th|
|Lakewood||Homewood Suites, 139 Union Blvd Lakewood, CO||May 8th|
|Denver SESSION FULL||Park Hill Golf Course 4141 E. 35th Ave., Denver, CO SESSION FULL||May 13th SESSION FULL|
|Thornton||Adams 12 Conference Center, 1500 E. 128th Ave, Thornton, CO||May 19th|
|Pueblo||Rawlings Library 100 E. Abriendo Ave, Pueblo, Co||May 14th|
|Colorado Springs Area|
|Colorado Springs SESSION FULL||Tesla Educational Opportunity school 2560 International Cir., Colorado Springs SESSION FULL||April 21st SESSION FULL|
|Colorado Springs Ute Pass Boces||Ute Pass BOCES 405 El Monte Place Manitou Springs, CO||April 22nd|
|South East Area|
|Lamar||Lamar Public Library 102 E. Paramenter St, Lamar,CO||May 15th|
|North West Area|
|Steamboat||Steamboat Community Center 137 10th St., Steamboat,CO||May 13th|
|Summit||Summit County District Offices 150 School Rd., Frisco, CO||May 14th|
2/12/14 - Interim Assessment Results:
The State Board of Education approved the new interim assessments for inclusion in the 2013 - 2014 school year. With the adoption of an approved interim assessment list, districts will have until July 1, 2016 (as allowed in statute, C.R.S. 22-7-1209) to transition to the approved interim assessments. Prior to this, the department will conduct an additional interim assessment review.
Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next (DIBELS Next)
Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (IDEL)
Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST)
ISIP Early Reading Istation
ISIP Early Reading SpanishIstation
Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)
Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Español
*STAR Early Learning (comprised of both STAR Early Literacy K-2 and STAR Reading grade 3)
9/12/13 - Final Per Pupil Funding Allocation for READ
HB 12-1238: The Colorado READ Act provides per-pupil intervention funds for students identified as having a Significant Reading Deficiency. The Colorado legislature allocated a total of $15.4 million for distribution in the 2013-2014 school year. Last spring, each district and BOCES reported the number of K-3 students identified as having a Significant Reading Deficiency. Based on the data reported, the Department has calculated the total amount each reporting district and BOCES will receive, and a spreadsheet for review has been posted to the Colorado READ Act webpage, below. Each reporting district and BOCES may expect that per-pupil funds are received by mid-September. Questions should be directed to the Office of Literacy.
Districts will receive an electronic funds transfer for the READ Act distribution into the same account in which they receive state share distributions. This transfer occurred on Wednesday, September 18. The district should code the distribution with source code 3000 and grant code 3206.
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.
The resources below provide more information about the Colorado READ Act.
- House Bill 12-1238: The Colorado READ Act (PDF)
- Colorado READ Act pamphlet (PDF)
- READ Act Timeline of Implementation (PDF)
- READ Act Fact Sheet (PDF)
READ Act Rules
On Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the State Board voted to approve the Rules for the Administration of the Colorado READ Act. A copy of the rules and the Cut-off Scores for Identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency document are linked below.
- Letter to READ Act constituents (PDF)
- Rules for the Administration of the Colorado READ Act (Final adopted by State Board)
- Cut-off Scores for Identifying a Significant Reading Deficiency (PALS)
- Cut-off Scores for Determining a Significant Reading Deficiency (DIBELS)
- Cut-off Scores for Determining a Significant Reading Deficiency (DRA2)
Spring 2013 Handouts
- School Readiness Assessment Guidance for Kindergarten (1.0) (PDF)
- Approved K-3 Diagnostic Assessments and K-2 Summative Assessments (PDF)
- Parent Communication (PDF)
- Read Plan Example (Word) Read Plan Example (PDF) This example demonstrates the components of a READ Plan as outlined in House Bill 12-1238: The Colorado READ Act. Districts can build upon this template or can add these components into an existing district designed plan. The drop down menus are created to show how fields could be pre-populated for teachers. Districts should use this example to create their own READ Plans.
- SRD Flow Chart