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READ Plans


READ Plan Resources for Educators:

The READ Act states specific processes and elements to be part of READ Plan creation and ongoing student support. These resources provide educators with support for the effective planning and implementation of a READ Plan.


READ Act Assessment Timeline (PDF)

READ Act Assessment timeline covers beginning of the school year, ongoing throughout the school year, and end of school years steps. 

Significant Reading Deficiency: Determination Process & Definitions

Defines what a Significant Reading Deficiency is, covers the determination process, and provides definitions for key terms used in the process.

Body of Evidence

Covers what a body of evidence is, collection of data to build a body of evidence, utilization, and includes a sample template. 


Exiting a Student from a READ Plan

This document provides guidance for determining reading competency and covers the process of exiting a K-3 student from a READ Plan.

READ Plans 101

Once a student has been identified as having a Significant Reading Deficiency, a READ Plan will need to be created. This series of instructional videos walks through the purpose, creation, and implementation of READ Plans. 

READ Plan Checklist (PDF) 

PDF Document designed to support effective READ Plan implementation

READ Plan Sample (DOCX)  (updated July 2021)

Word document to include all components of a READ Plan

Parent Communication (PDF)

Talking points to cover with parents upon implementing a READ Plan

READ Plans beyond 3rd grade

Colorado's READ Act requires that a READ plan acquired in grades K-3 remains in place until a student has reached grade level reading competency, determined locally through a body of evidence. The Office of Literacy has created guidance documents to aid in considerations for assessment, support, and instruction,  as well as links to resources. 

Frequently Asked Questions about READ Plans for Grades 4-12

The frequently asked questions and subsequent responses provide guidance, support, and resources regarding the topic of READ Plans beyond third grade.

Co-created by the Office of Literacy and Exceptional Student Services Unit. This document provides information on the implementation of READ plans for students with IEPs.

READ and English Learners

Find a sample READ Plan for EL Students, Updated EL Guidance (2022), WIDA Can Do Descriptors, ELD functions and scaffolds charts, and the IES Practice Guide for Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades.

READ Plans and Kindergarten School Readiness 

This webinar includes background information on required Kindergarten assessments in Colorado, how to use the problem-solving process across these assessments, and the requirements and flexibilities in documentation in creating and maintaining individual student plans.



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