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 July 1, and must be completed on or before October 1st via the Move On When Reading application in ADE Connect.
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.