March 16 READ News
Updates and Supports for Educators
In this edition, you will find information regarding:
- Two purposes for upcoming READ Plan Conferences
- Retention Guidelines
- READ Plan Exit Criteria
- Technical Information/Enrich
- Dates and Deadlines
READ Plan Conferences
Purposes for the April 6 READ Plan Conferences
- To meet with parents to co-write a READ Plan for students going on a READ Plan for the first time;
- To meet with parents of students on READ Plans to discuss options which include: 1. Tutoring as provided by schools; 2. Intervention; 3. Summer Fifth Block; 4. Retention (not recommended for most students).
Retention Conversations and Guidelines
Here is an excerpt from the revised READ ACT parent brochure regarding the retention portion of the READ Plan conference:
Each student with a READ Plan will have an end of year conference to review the plan and work together to plan for the next year.
During the conference, your child’s teacher will share options that connect to your child’s specific needs.
Some children may need more than one year to catch up. The law states that retention may be an option, but there are many other interventions and supports available. Research shows that repeating a grade level may not be the best solution in most cases.
For English Language Learners (ELLs): Appropriate instructional strategies for both language and literacy learning are determined with support from a teacher who specializes in English language learning. Colorado state law does not recommend retention for students who are on track in developing English as their second or other language.
Fourth Grade Teachers
READ Plan Exit Criteria
- K-5 READ Conference Flowchart
- READ Plan Conference Protocol revised to include ELL specifics and talking points
ELL Specific Conferences:
To Share with Families: The documents below have been translated into the APS top languages. All items are available on the APS READ Plan Website (scroll to the bottom of the page)
- Invitation Letter for Families
- Family Guide for Supporting Families with Reading
- READ Act brochure for families
Contact Print Services to complete a work order for translations needed.
Work orders will be paid for by DOEL.
For questions, contact Print Services Ext. 28282 or Shelia Siegert Ext. 28358.
- April 6th Family Read Plan Conferences
- May 8th-Data MUST be entered into Enrich for state reporting K-3 must be DRA-2, 4th grade-must be DRA-2 if they're on a READ Plan, BAS if they aren't on a READ Plan, 5th grade-DRA-2 or BAS
District READ Plan Team
- Elementary Literacy
- Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)
- Accountability & Research
- Exceptional Student Services
- English Language Acquisition
For support, please contact: