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READ Data Collection


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/Local Education Providers (LEPs) 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. 

2020-21 District/LEP K-3 Literacy Program & Assessment Reporting  

In 2019, the State Board of Education and the 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 to report K-3 literacy program information as part of their Unified Improvement Plans (UIPs). 

2020-2021 READ Collection Trainings

February 2021 Webinar Recordings

  • 2020-2021 General READ Collection Webinar: 
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Intended Audience: District/LEP data respondents new to the READ collection
    • Webinar Content: data privacy & security, purpose of the READ collection, 2020-2021 timeline, file layout and definitions, detailed steps on completing the data file submission, coding scenarios, common problems, and a Q/A session.  
    • February 23rd Webinar Recording
    • February 23rd Webinar Presentation (PDF)


  • 2020-2021 New K-3 Literacy Program & Assessment Reporting Webinar:
    • Date/Time: Thursday, February 25th, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM 
    • Intended Audience: District/LEP staff responsible for collecting and reporting K-3 Literacy Program Data (ex: READ Act data respondents, District READ Act leads, District UIP leads)
    • Webinar Content: data privacy & security, purpose of new components of the READ collection (including new K-3 literacy program reporting), file layout and definitions, detailed steps on completing the file upload, a Q/A session.
    • February 25th Webinar Recording
    • February 25th Webinar Presentation (PDF)

Contact Information

Please contact Whitney Hutton or call at 303-866-6421 for questions about the READ Collection or to be added to the list serve.