K-3 Teacher Evidence-Based Reading Training Requirement
As soon as you've completed your requirement, fill out the K-3 Evidence-Based Reading Training Requirement Google Form.
You will need to upload documentation of completion, so be sure to have it handy.
About the Training Requirements
Colorado school districts are required to ensure all K-3 teachers complete evidence-based training in teaching reading as a result of changes to the Colorado READ Act in SB-19-199 (PDF). Following a six-month extension approved by the State Board of Education, all K-3 teachers must complete the teacher training by Jan. 31, 2022. Districts, BOCES, and charters that do not meet the requirements will be ineligible for READ Act funds for the 2022-23 school year. In subsequent years, districts will need to ensure that teachers new to teaching K-3rd grade also meet this requirement.
To meet this training requirement, State Board of Education rules require that evidence-based training in teaching reading must:
- Consist of a minimum of 45 hours;
- Address the content of the educator preparation literacy standards referenced in the state board's RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF EDUCATOR LICENSE ENDORSEMENTS, 1 CCR 301-101, SECTION 4.02(5) THROUGH 4.02(12) (effective May 30, 2019); and
- Include an end of course assessment that teachers can provide evidence of passing.
State law and State Board of Education rules allow the following options for teachers to meet the training requirement. CDE will provide information for teachers to submit documentation that one of these training options met the hour, content, and assessment requirements. At this time, CDE anticipates that the documentation will be a part of a teachers' license.
*This information comes directly from the CDE Website
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