AZ Reads


Arizona Reading Initiative AZ READS Mission Statement
To assist LEAs and schools in building and embracing a sustainable comprehensive instructional literacy system, that ensures all students are reading proficiently.


AZ READS is a comprehensive plan aimed at improving reading achievement in Arizona. It challenges Arizonans to participate in a statewide collaborative effort to make this vision a reality: That every Arizona child will learn to read proficiently by third grade and remain a proficient reader through the twelfth grade. With reading as the foundation of our efforts to raise student achievement, children will be prepared to succeed in school, in the workplace, and in life.



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Arizona Department of Education
1535 West Jefferson Street, Bin 5
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
Associate Superintendent: Kathryn Hrabluk
Tel: (602) 364-2333
Fax: (602) 364-0902

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