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READ Act Statute and State Board Rules

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. 


READ Act Statute

The Colorado READ Act - revised 2019 (PDF) 

House Bill 12-1238 (PDF): The Colorado READ Act (original statute)


Rules for the Administration of the READ Act

In March 2020, the State Board of Education finalized the Rules for the Administration of the Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (READ Act), 1 CCR 301-92. 

READ Act Rules - updated 2020 (PDF)


Rules for the Administration of the Early Literacy Grant Program

Rules for Administration of Early Literacy Grant Program 11/30/18 (PDF)