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UIP READ Act Information

Unified Improvement Planning- New READ Act District Reporting Information

Purpose and Overview

In 2019, the State Board of Education and Colorado legislature worked together on several updates to the READ Act through Senate Bill 19-199 (SB 19-199). The updates emphasize the importance of using evidence-based instructional practices to achieve the original goal of the READ Act – teaching all students to read by third grade.  The updates include requirements for districts reporting in their Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs). 

Beginning in 2020-2021, district UIPs must include information about the district’s K-3 reading assessments, curricula and instructional programs, as well as intervention services and supports. Districts that receive and use per-pupil intervention funds or Early Literacy Grant program funds on professional development must also include information about the professional development plan.

For more in-depth guidance please review the new READ Act UIP reporting requirements document.

Colorado READ Act

For more detailed information about the Colorado READ Act, visit the Colorado Department of Education's READ Act Website. (

Requirements Overview

  • Beginning in the 2020-21 school year, districts must report K-3 literacy core and supplemental programming and assessments, as well as intervention services and support. 
  • Districts reporting should reflect the programming implemented in the current (2020-21) school year. CDE will review and follow-up where programming is not yet scientifically- or evidence-based.
  • Districts must also report professional development plans that are funded via READ Act and/or Early Literacy Grant money. This reporting should be done within the Major Improvement Strategies and/or action planning sections of the UIP.

Reporting Guidance

READ Act NEW UIP Requirements Webinar

This recorded webinar gives details on reporting Early Literacy Instructional Programming and READ/ELG funded teacher development in the UIP. 

READ Act New UIP Requirements Webinar Slides

Reporting Templates

Submission Guidance 

Office Hours 

Drop-in office hours are being offered to support districts with implementation of the new READ act district UIP requirements, including reporting K-3 literacy programming and PD plans. For dates, times and registration information visit the Unified Improvement Planning and Accountability Training web page.