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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 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.


General READ Data Collection Webinar

February 27, 2020 3:00pm

Webinar Link

READ Budget Process Webinars

The P-3 office will be hosting an informational webinar on the new budget reporting requirement outlined in SB19-199. This new budget reporting requirement will take place during the 2019-20 data collection window.

Upcoming Webinars:

February 26, 2020 10:00am

Webinar Link

Recorded webinars:

Feb 5, 2020

January 22, 2020

January 7, 2020

December 19, 2019


The 2019-2020 READ data collection opens Wednesday, April , 2020. Districts must have their READ data file and Budget Planning Survey submitted and locked by Friday, June 12, 2020. The deadline for file re-submissions is Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

File Layout and Definitions

Business Rules

READ Collection Trainings



Additional Resources

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.