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!
Sherry Zeeb, M.Ed., NBCT
Director of K-3 Reading
Arizona State Board of Education
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 2014-2015 Literacy Plan templates are below. Please use these templates to collect your information in order to help you input your information on ADE Connect.
UPDATED LITERACY TEMPLATES & GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS FOR 2015-2016 WILL BE HERE SOON!! CHECK BACK IN JUNE FOR NEW TEMPLATES!
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Questions or Help with ADE Connect? Email: AELAS@azed.gov
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.
Please see the FAQs [link: http://www.azed.gov/mowr/faq/ for further information.
MOWR Literacy Plan and Literacy Assessment Data
Due Date: 2015-2016
Click the picture for a copy of the Literacy Plan & Data Assessment timeline!