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READ Plans 101


Welcome to the READ Plans 101 video series!

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.

Please note: this training does not cover identifying an SRD or information on exiting a student from a READ Plan. 

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1. Introduction to the READ Plan Process


Welcome to the READ Plan 101 webinar! READ Plans are tools for success created to ensure that students receive the instruction needed to remediate significant reading deficiencies. This video will give a brief overview of READ Plans and the topics covered in the series. 

3. Interim and Diagnostic Outcomes


The K-3 READ plan process begins with Interim assessments and their outcomes. This video walks through interim and diagnostic assessments-- what they are and how they support the development and implementation of a READ Plan. ​

5. Creating Specific Goals and Benchmarks

This video is undergoing updates and is currently under construction.  The content will be available in the near future.


After identifying the area of need, the creation of specific goals and benchmarks are needed to support student reading growth. This video discusses using data to determine goals and building goals and objectives into the READ Plan. 

7. Progress Monitoring and Progress Towards Goals


This video covers progress monitoring as an important part of READ Plan implementation to determine next steps for students who are struggling with reading. 

9. Special Considerations for English Learners

All Kindergarten-3rd grade students in Colorado are subject to the READ Act, including our English Learners. This section addresses considerations for these students.


2. What is a READ Plan? 


This video covers the basics of READ Plans, who qualifies for them, who develops them, and parent/guardian involvement and responsibilities.

4. Identify the Specific Skill Deficiency


Once a student has been identified for being at risk for a Significant Reading Deficiency, a diagnostic assessment to pinpoint the specific skill deficit needs to be administered. This video details determining the skill deficit, what a body of evidence entails, documenting the data, and data considerations in the READ Plan. 

6. Evidence-Based Programming


This video discusses core instruction, supplemental instruction, intervention instruction, and what evidence-based programming will work best to meet students' reading deficiency needs.

8. Family Strategies to Use at Home


This video covers family strategies to use at home, their role in the READ Plan, key talking points with families, and ongoing communication as a vital piece of the READ Plan. 

10. READ Plans 101 Conclusion

This final video covers key takeaways, the terminology used, research and resources referenced, and contact information for further questions not covered in this series.