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Reading Course Details:

  • Registration for the online asynchronous training “Building a Strong Foundation: Developing Early Literacy Skills” by the Public Consulting Group, Inc. is now open.
  • After registering, participants will receive access to the course in the Pepper Learning Experience Platform.
  • Access to the online course will expire one year after the enrollment date.
  • Completion of all course modules and a score of 80% or higher on the end of course assessment are required to meet the evidence-based training in teaching requirement.
    • If you do not obtain an 80% or higher after three attempts on the end of course assessment, click here to contact the CDE.


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13.01(C)(2)(a): Successfully completed a CDE-provided reading training designed to meet this training requirement and passed the end of course assessment of learning


Educators will submit evidence of meeting the evidence-based training in teaching reading requirement to the CDE through the Colorado Online Licensing System. This system is anticipated to be “live” in late spring 2021.

District Duties/Tasks

  • District informs teachers of the option to register for the CDE-provided online teacher training and provides information on how to register.

  • District maintains a record of which teachers have met this requirement. 

  • District reports this information to the CDE upon request.

Teacher Duties/Tasks

Please note: teachers must retain all documentation.

  • Teacher registers for the CDE-provided online training.

  • Teacher completes the CDE-provided online reading training and takes the end of course assessment earning a passing score.

  • Teacher receives a certificate of completion which notes that he/she has successfully passed the end of course assessment.

  • Teacher submits his/her certificate of completion through the Colorado Online Licensing System. 

    • Anticipated date for licensing system to accept submitted certificates: late spring 2021


  • Teacher receives and saves a copy of documentation from the CDE that demonstrates the “READ Act designation” attached to their CDE file.  

  • Teacher provides the district with documentation of successful completion of course requirements.

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