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READ Act Tools:

READ Act Minimum Skill Competencies:

These competencies from the State Board Rules can be used to support classroom instruction and as a tool to assist teachers in writing reading goals for students on a READ plan.The READ Act Minimum Reading Competency Skills serve as a guide for  end of  year skills necessary to indicate a student is on track for  acquiring basic grade level reading skills.


The Minimum Reading Competency Skills have been arranged in a matrix as a support for educators to show the progression of minimum reading skills for kindergarten through third grades. Instructional examples, as available, are included in the matrix.

Minimum Skills Matrix all Grades

READ Plan Documents:

The READ Act states specific processes and elements to be part of READ Plan creation and ongoing student support. These resource documents provide educators with support for the effective implementation of a READ Plan.

READ Plan Checklist

  • PDF Document designed to support effective READ Plan implementation

READ Plan Sample

  • Word documents to include all components of a READ Plan

Writing Goals and Objectives for a READ Plan

  • Two case studies starting with interim and diagnostic results and then stepping through examples of goals and objectives that could be included in a READ Plan

Parent Communication (PDF)

  • Talking points to cover with parents upon implementing a READ Plan

READ and Individual Education Plans Guidance for Students with Disabilities (PDF)

  • Co-created by the Office of Literacy and Exceptional Student Services Unit. This document provides information on implementation of READ plans for students with IEPs.
READ Plans beyond 3rd grade

READ and English Learners

READ and Instructional Supports - System and School Level Resources:

Tiers of Instruction: Meeting the Need of All Students

The Colorado READ Act Rules defines attributes for instruction at the universal instruction and targeted intervention levels. These resources can be used to support instruction for all students.

Outcomes Driven Model

  • Guiding Questions in the outcomes driven model is a problem solving model for reviewing student and system-level data.

Literacy Evaluation Tool:

The Literacy Evaluation Tool should be used by consultants and specialists outside of the education program or by school district personnel to evaluate the literacy program used for increasing literacy outcomes at the elementary level.


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