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READ Interim Assessments

READ Approved Interim Assessments

The department engaged practitioners from the field with literacy expertise to assist with the review through an open application process conducted in September 2013. Fourteen English and 8 Spanish reading assessments were reviewed; 7 English and 3 Spanish reading assessments were recommended and approved. The final approved list as voted on by the State Board of Education on December 11, 2013 can be found in the table below. Cut scores for determining a significant reading deficiency were arrived at through work with each test publisher. Those cut scores as well as other resources can be found in the table below:

2017/2018 READ Act cut scores and resources

English Interim Assessments

Spanish Interim Assessments



Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills Next (DIBELS Next):

Indicadores Dinámicos del Éxito en la Lectura (IDEL)

Formative Assessment System for Teachers (FAST)


i Ready -


ISIP ER, Istation -

ISIP ER Spanish, Istation

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening (PALS)

Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening Español

STAR Early Learning


Districts will have until July 1, 2016 (as allowed in statute, C.R.S. 22-7-1209) to transition to the approved interim assessments. Both DIBELS 6th edition and DRA2 may only be used through July 1, 2016.


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