Colorado READ Act Assessment Regulations and Requirement for
Englewood Schools has identified the Acadience reading assessment as both the interim and diagnostic assessments to satisfy CDE and the requirements of the READ Act.
Acadience benchmark assessments will be given to all K-3 students and all grades 4-6 students within the following windows:
|K-6th||Benchmark 1: 08/27/20-09/11/20
Benchmark 2: 11/30/20-12/11/20
Benchmark 3: 04/26/21-05/07/21
|These benchmark assessments, along with Acadience progress monitoring, will be used to help diagnose students' reading challenges and to monitor the effectiveness of identified intervention(s) documented on the READ Plan.|
Acadience will be used to help diagnose students' reading challenges and to monitor the effectiveness of the identified intervention(s) documented on the READ Plan.
Below are links to the revised cut scores for Acadience along with support documents.
- Acadience Benchmark and Composite Scores
- CDE Kindergarten Minimum Reading Competencies
- CDE First Grade Minimum Reading Competencies
- CDE Second Grade Minimum Reading Competencies
- CDE Third Grade Minimum Reading Competencies
READ Act Guidance
Updated December 2018
READ Plans will be created for all K‐3 students who have a Significant Reading Deficiency as determined by the Acadience or CELS (Colorado Early Literacy Scale) cut scores. If at any benchmark throughout the year the student scores Well Below the cut score with a composite red score, the teacher is responsible for collaboratively creating a READ Plan, in Frontline Education, with the parents’ input. The teacher will make three documented attempts to contact the parent to attend the READ Plan meeting. The READ plan will be discussed at the fall and spring conference. The student will be progressed monitored minimally Bi-weekly, and data will be documented. Teachers will use targeted interventions to support students that have a Significant Reading Deficiency (SRD). Students will not be grade retained solely based on the SRD. Before a student can exit a READ plan, a student must demonstrate grade level proficiency throughout the following semester assessment cycle. The READ Plan remains active in grades 4‐12 and should be updated annually in Frontline Education.