K-3 Literacy Plans & Assessment Data

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The Arizona State Legislature annually appropriates $40 million to elementary schools for the purpose of supporting effective reading instruction in grades K–3. To receive these additional funds, each school district and charter school is annually required to submit to the State Board of Education a literacy plan for improving the reading proficiency of their K–3 pupils. State law requires State Board of Education approval of certain plans before funds are released. Literacy plans may be submitted annually starting August 8th, and must be completed on or before October 1st via the Move On When Reading application in ADE Connect.


The 2015-2016 UPDATED SCHOOL Literacy Plan template is below. Please use the template to collect your information so you will have it when you enter your information in ADE Connect/MOWR.

School Template to  help you gather your reading information:

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Note:  PDF and Word version provided.  We had many requests last year asking if the template could be saved.  In PDF form, no, but in a WORD doc, yes.  I’m including the word doc for those of you that would like to save your information, however please realize that if information is entered into the template, the formatting will change and you will need to adjust the template as needed.  I hope this extra option helps:)


The 2015-2016 LEA (District/Charter Holder) technical guidance documents are below.  Use the technical guidance doc to help you enter your information into ADE Connect (screenshots are included to help you).

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Note:  At the time of creation we were waiting for technology to make wording changes in MOWR.  Instructions in MOWR should be easier to understand by next year.  Descriptions in MOWR may change slightly, but the screenshots will still help.


The 2015-2016 SCHOOL LEVEL technical guidance documents are below.  Use the technical guidance docs to help you enter your information into ADE Connect (screenshots are included to help you).

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Note:  At the time of creation we were waiting for technology to make wording changes in MOWR.  Instructions in MOWR should be easier to understand by next year.  Descriptions in MOWR may change slightly, but the screenshots will still help.


Move On When Reading Desktop Shortcut icon A note for Arizona schools: There were many technical issues this year with the submission process.  MOWR has worked with tech support to fix as many of those things as possible.  Please read below for more information on changes to the MOWR literacy plan online.


Issue:  Unclear directions online  Fix:  Technology is working to add clearer directions in each part of the online literacy plan Status:  In Progress


Issue:    Previously, One-school charters/districts – had to do an LEA and a School plan. These One-school charters/districts had double the work. Fix:  One-school charters/districts will no longer need to submit a school and an LEA plan, they will only need to submit the school plan. Status: Completed


Issue:     Schools asked to be able to revise previous year’s plan, instead of writing an entirely new plan each year. Status: Cannot be done at this time.


MOWR Literacy Plan and Literacy Assessment Data

 TIMELINE with Due Dates: 2015-2016

 Timeline PDF:

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Picture2 Dear Schools/Districts/Charters, All LEAs did a terrific job submitting their MOWR literacy plan for the 2014-2015 school year.  We had 99.9% of all LEA MOWR literacy plans and assessment data from across the state submitted!  That’s impressive!  Furthermore the majority of plans were found to be comprehensive and well developed.  This shows Arizona schools are committed to providing effective literacy instruction and are working hard to help their students read at or above grade level.  The extensive knowledge regarding effective literacy instruction of Arizona’s, K-3 educators, continues to amaze me.  Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to your students! The State Board of Education also requires the submittal of literacy assessment data three times a year.  Submitted via the Move On When Reading application in ADE Connect, data from the universal screening is due annually October 1st; data from the winter benchmark is due annually February 1st; and data from the end of year assessment is due annually June 1st.  This data may be entered into the Move On When Reading application in ADE Connect as early as 60 days before the deadline through the end of the month in which it is due.


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REMEMBER YOUR Final MOWR Literacy Assessment DATA SUBMISSION DUE DATE for 2014-2015 is JUNE 1st.


 

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