In the spring of 2012, the Arizona State Legislature appropriated $40 million to our 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 plan for improving the reading proficiency of their K – 3 pupils. These plans must be submitted on or before October 1st. As prescribed in A.R.S. § 15-211, the K – 3 reading funds will be distributed as follows:
- School districts and charter schools that received letter grades of A or B in Arizona’s school accountability system (A.R.S. § 15-241) will receive their allotment of K – 3 reading funds upon submission of a completed K – 3 reading plan.
- School districts and charter schools that received letter grades of C, D, or F, or have more than ten percent of their third grade pupils reading far below the third grade level, shall receive their K – 3 reading funds only after their reading plans has been approved by the State Board of Education.
The State Board of Education has approved templates for the submission of LEA and school-level reading plans. Additionally, guidance documents have been developed to assist school personnel with the development and submittal of these plans. Please note that LEAs that operate a single school site are only required to submit the school-level reading plan.
To further assist LEAs the Arizona Department of Education will hold a series of informational Webinars to provide technical assistance and support for the development of K – 3 reading plans. Click here for a calendar of upcoming opportunities and to view previously recorded Webinars.
Please email any questions to K3ReadingPlans@azed.gov.
School Level Literacy Plans
LEA Level Literacy Plans
|School-level K-3 literacy plans should be submitted to the LEA for approval.||LEA-level K-3 literacy plans and assessment data should be submitted through ADEConnect..|
|School Level K-3 Literacy Plan Template Guidance 2013-14 UPDATED (PDF)
||LEA Level K-3 Literacy Plan Template Guidance 2013-14 UPDATED (PDF)
|School Level K-3 Literacy Plan TEMPLATE 2013-14 (PDF) (Note: open with Adobe Reader and “Save as type” .xdp or .pdf)||LEA Level K-3 Literacy Plan TEMPLATE 2013-14 (PDF) (open with Adobe Reader)|
|LEA Assessment Data 2013-14 (.xlsm Excel 2010 file) or
LEA Assessment Data 2013-14 (.xls Excel 97-2003 file)
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