On March 18, Gov. Jared Polis issued an Executive Order calling for the suspension of in-person instruction in all of the state's public and private schools through at least April 30 to limit the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019. School and district leaders should plan for the possibility the Executive Order could be extended through the rest of the school year.
The department will not collect spring reading assessment data and instead will base per pupil intervention funding for the 2020-21 school year on 2019-20 information. At this time, the department is determining what will be required to submit in the Spring collection beyond a budget and budget narrative for use of READ funds in the 2020-21 school year. We will be extending the budget submission timeline. More information about the revised budget submission timeline coming soon.
The purpose of the READ data collection is to collect data needed to fulfill statutory requirements for the annual legislative report and to determine per-pupil funding for districts by taking the count of students at the end of year who have a significant reading deficiency. Districts submit records of spring assessment data for all K-3rd grade students enrolled at the time of data submission and 4-12th grade students who are included in the READ Cohort.