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READ Act Statute and State Board Rules

The Colorado Reading to Ensure Academic Development Act (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. This year, the Colorado legislature passed Senate Bill 19-199, making amendments to the READ Act.


Please note that the Colorado READ Act with the inclusion of SB19-199 amendments is pending and will be posted when complete.  Updated rules for administration of the READ Act are in the process of being written and will also be posted when available. Changes related to SB 19-199 can be found here.


House Bill 12-1238: The Colorado READ Act (PDF) - updated September 2018

The Colorado READ Act with the inclusion of SB 19-199 amendments - PENDING

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