How does the funding for Move On When Reading work?
The LEA must submit a budget form to the ADE School Finance Department with its K-3 funding. Monies are funded to districts/charters in their Maintenance and Operations (M&O) budgets. The K-3/MOWR funds do not appear as a separate budget line item. Funds are released for all LEAs upon the submission, review, and approval of their literacy plans by the Arizona Department of Education. Current school year funding is approximately $130.00 per K-3 student as shown on the 100 day count.
K-3 funding information at the LEA/charter level can be found in the K-3 Reading Budget document on the MOWR webpage.
If you have questions about the K-3 reading distributions, please contact ADE School Finance (602)-542-5695
Move On When Reading Legislative
What are the components of the MOWR Statutes?
There are three main statutes that relate to Move On When Reading: A.R.S. §15-704, §15-211, and §15-701.
A.R.S. §15-704 calls for schools to
- Provide explicit and systemic reading instruction using an evidence-based core reading program that addresses the five pillars of literacy: Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension.
- Use a balanced assessment system to assess and monitor each student’s progress in learning to read. This balanced assessment system must include a universal screener, a diagnostic assessment, a progress monitor, a benchmark assessment, and a summative assessment.
- Provide their K-3 teachers with evidence-based professional development in K-3 literacy.
- Provide at risk students with intensive reading instruction.
A.R.S. §15-211 calls for schools to
- Submit a comprehensive K-3 Literacy Plan each year* that:
- Identifies the evidence-based core reading program used by the school to provide reading instruction to K-3 students.
- Provides baseline assessment data for students who are At Benchmark, Approaching Benchmark, and At Risk.
- This literacy data is provided three times per year.
- Provides a breakdown of how MOWR funds are being used to improve K-3 literacy.
- Identifies the assessment tools used by the school to assess student performance and progress in reading (see the types of assessments required in §15-704).
- Identifies the frequency of use for each assessment tool used to measure student reading progress.
- Provides data on the number of students who are retained due to failing to meet the MOWR cut score on the reading portion of the AzMERIT exam.
- *LEAs with letter grades of C, D, and F, and new LEAs without letter grades, are required to submit K-3 Literacy Plans each year. LEAs with letter grades of A or B are required to submit K-3 Literacy Plans during odd numbered school years, such as the 2017-2018 school year.
A.R.S. §15-701 calls for schools to
- Retain 3rd grade students who fail to meet the MOWR cut score on the Reading portion of the AzMERIT exam.
- There are four good cause exemptions to retention. These apply to a student who
- Is an English learner or a limited English proficient student and has had fewer than two years of English language instruction.
- Is in the process of a special education referral or evaluation and/or student has been diagnosed as having a significant reading impairment, including dyslexia.
- Has an identified disability and has an IEP and the IEP team (including parents) agrees that promotion is appropriate.
- Has demonstrated or subsequently demonstrates sufficient reading skills or adequate progress towards sufficient reading skills of the 3rd grade reading standards as evidenced through a collection of reading assessments approved by the State Board.
- Provide students who are retained with more than one of the following interventions
- Summer school reading instruction.
- Intensive reading instruction before, during, and/or after the school day.
- Small-group, teacher-led reading instruction that may include computer based or online instruction.
- Assignment to a different teacher whose most recent performance evaluation is in one of the top two performance classifications.
- Provide annual notification to all K-3 parents about the MOWR legislation.
- Provide notification to K-3 parents of a child who is found to be at risk of not reading proficiently. This notification must include
- The student’s specific area of struggle.
- The current reading services being provided to the student.
- The supplemental reading programs/resources that are available at the school.
- Parental strategies to be used at home.
- The school/district policy on mid-year promotion.
When is the K-3 Literacy Plan due?
K-3 Literacy Plans are due by October 1st, along with the first assessment data submission. LEAs that do not submit plans by the October 1st deadline will be in danger of losing MOWR funding for the year.
What are the deadlines for the Literacy Assessment Data submissions?
There are three (3) deadlines for the Literacy Assessment Data submissions:
- October 1st
- February 1st
- June 1st
Do we have to compile all school data into one plan from the district level?
Yes. Each school’s plan will need to be entered electronically. Once the district has approved the school plans, they will be electronically aggregated into one district plan. It is the district’s responsibility to submit the district plan to ADE.
When will the MOWR Literacy Plan application be available to schools and districts?
The Move On When Reading (MOWR) portal will open on August 1st of each year.
Does ADE have a recommended list of core reading programs and/or assessment tools?
Arizona is a local control state, which means that decisions regarding core reading programs and assessment tools are handled by schools and districts, as they best know the needs of their students. However, ADE does provide guidance for selecting a core reading program or assessment tool on the MOWR webpage.
ADE CONNECT SUPPORT
ADE Connect Support
For additional information on using the Move On When Reading system online system, contact ADE Support:
How do I become MOWR – ADE Connect participant?
Step 1: Before Move On When Reading can be accessed by anyone, they must create an account in ADEConnect.
- Your account permissions in ADE Connect are controlled by your ADE Connect Entity Administrator
- Entity Administrators should have received an email from Arizona Department of Education inviting them to set up their accounts in ADE Connect, if they had previous roles as SAIS and/or Common Logon coordinators.
- If they haven’t had previous administrative roles with state systems, and/or haven’t received any communication regarding ADE Connect, then they should contact ADESupport and request an Entity Administrator account in ADEConnect for administering permissions for Move On When Reading.
- Entity Administrators must obtain training and support to use ADE Connect
a. Step 2: Once an Entity Administrator is set up for any school/district in ADEConnect, that school or district may have their Entity Administrator add users and assign roles for Move On When Reading.
There are two available permission levels for MOWR.
- School Approver: This permission level grants access to the MOWR portal at the school level. The School Approver submits school level literacy plans and school level literacy data to the LEA Approver, which is the district or charter level approver. The LEA Approver then aggregates all school plans for the district/charter system into one plan that is submitted to the ADE.
- MOWR literacy plans and data can only be submitted to the ADE by the LEA Approver.
- LEA Approver: This permission level grants access to the MOWR portal at the district/charter level. The LEA Approver reviews all school plans/data for the district/charter, aggregates the school plans/data into one district/charter plan, and submits that aggregated plan/data to the ADE.
- MOWR literacy plans and data can only be submitted to the ADE by the LEA Approver.
- Single-site Districts and Charters: All LEAs, including single-site districts and charters, must follow the two-step submission process. Often in this case, the School Approver and LEA Approver are the same person. That person must still enter first as the School Approver to submit plans/data to the LEA level. Then, she/he must enter the portal as the LEA Approver to approve the submission and submit it the ADE.
b.To find your site’s Entity Administrator, please click here: http://www.ade.az.gov/edd/.
Where do we enter our school and district MOWR plan?
Schools and districts will access the Move On When Reading plan via ADEConnect. You will not be accessing it from Common Logon.
ADEConnect, is a new identity management system that is used to manage secure single sign on access to ADE’s computer, email and internet systems. ADEConnect helps school districts and charter schools gain access to Arizona Department of Education (ADE) systems such as Student Accountability Information System (SAIS), longitudinal dashboards, state district reporting systems and others.
Once you have successfully logged into ADEConnect, select Move On When Reading for access to your school and/or district plan.